Police helicopter made emergency landing in park. No damage/injuries
Data from market intelligence firm Parapex Media shows that Baltimore Police currently operate four Airbus H120s, registered N451F, N452F, N453F and N454F
The aircraft took off from Río San Juan to La Romana Int’l airport MDLR with 5 peoples on board, after been transfer to the La Romana tower he reported 6 miles NW out and the tower report with the traffic inside, Clear to land. Around 30 seconds after the controller lost the visual contact with the helicopter and called couples of times with no answer.
While approaching the pontoon, the pilot reported noticing a warning message illuminate but was unable to verify the nature of the warning due to workload. Pilot elected to conduct a go-around. On the second approach at an altitude of about 40 ft above the pontoon, the pilot recalled feeling a ‘thud’ and the nose of the helicopter yawed sharply left. The pilot was unable to regain control of the helicopter and it collided with the water. The pilot and two passengers exited the helicopter soon after the collision and swam free from the upturned helicopter. The remaining rear passenger was evacuated by one of the surviving passengers and the front passenger (in the copilot seat) was evacuated from the helicopter by the pilot. The two passengers that were unable to exit the helicopter unassisted were fatally injured. The two other passengers sustained minor injuries, and the pilot was uninjured.
The privately-registered Eurocopter EC-120B helicopter was on a local VFR flight from Toronto Billy Bishop/Toronto City Centre Airport, ON (CYTZ). The helicopter was being flown in circuits at Brampton Airport, ON (CNC3) when it experienced a loss of power. The helicopter crashed near the southern end of the airport property. Two (2) souls on board — no reported injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.
Loss of T/R drive due to failure of air conditioning drive pulley. Instructor pilot completed successful autorotation. Emergency AD followed for all EC120s fitted with a particular type of air conditioning
Ferry flight at approximately 2-300 ft (AGL). Turbulence experienced. Due to an observation on ground, pilot initiated a 360 degree turn with 15 degree bank to the right. Airspeed varied between 80 to 45 kt during the turn due to wind conditions. In the last part of the turn, the pilot experienced a loss of lift, pushed the cyclic forward and increased collective to 117 % torque, but helicopter continued downwards and hit the ground vertically. The helicopter was exposed to the heavy landing and the landing gear was deformed. In addition the attachment structure for the tail skid was damaged. The nose hit a stone and the right hand windshield cracked
During the approach for landing as part of a hydraulic failure training, with the aircraft already sustaining “ground effect”, a high level of vibration occurred . In the sequence, the aircraft skidded to the left and rolled, colliding with the ground. The aircraft sustained breakage of the main rotor blades and tail boom. It also sustained substantial damage to the ski and left side of the fuselage. There was an abrupt stop of the engine.
On approach to land when something caused main blades to slice tail boom, causing helicopter to crash from low level into a field . The two occupants were not injured
During a practice autorotation from 1 500 ft, the engine failed and the crew completed an autorotation landing. An engineering inspection did not reveal the reason for the failure
During landing at a private property, the helicopter skid and main rotor contacted the ground and the helicopter rolled over onto its right side. The occupants were able to exit uninjured but the helicopter was substantially damaged.
Helicopter landed close to building, and two passengers alighted. On take-off, the main blades hit the building, causing both of the recently alighted passengers and the pilot to be injured. The pilot’s 12 year old son on board was unharmed.
The occupants survived without serious injuries, but the helicopter was badly damaged. The commercial helicopter was engaged in a lifting task south of the lake Rostujaure when something went wrong
Calgary Police EC120 – emergency landing in field. Repaired on site by engineer. no damage.
Not clear which of Calgary Police’s pair of EC120s involved – they fly C-FCPS (1468) and C-FHMC (1050)
Post maintenance test flight. Pilot saw the low oil pressure alert when flying at 1,200ft AGL and performed an autorotation for landing on the Marginal Tiete Avenue which was busy with traffic. While trying to avoid the traffic, the landing flare caused the helicopter to hit a low concrete wall, causing teh tail boom to separate.
Shortly after dropping off two tourist anglers and their interpreter, the pilot took off but crashed into them, killing all three. The pilot survived. The casualties were named here as retired lawyer Rupert Beaumont and fine-art dealer Mark Robertson, both 69, and their Russian guide and interpreter, Alexander Tushnikov, 53.
Helicopter struck wire and fell into river, killing teenage passenger and injuring the other three on board. On report stated there were traces of alcohol on the 40 year old pilot
Word reaching us that a Baltimore Police EC120 has made an emergency landing near the junction of Hanover Street and Reedbird Avenue in Baltimore at 0025 local time. Later flew back to base.
Crashed into river, killing 3 – named as Siti Khuzaimah Anuar, Pepter Ato Mayau and Henry Lau Tee Yong. German pilot Rico Steger, 35, was the only survivor. Weather was reported as a factor (also cited in later report)
Having taken off from Spa on a surveillance flight for the Fluxys company, helicopter crashed in a private garden killing 2 POB.Â The owner of the land described the weather as low cloud and windy gusts.
Badly damaged in an emergency landing after pilot noticed engine trouble immediately after take-off. Tailboom broke off.Â Two on board including TV chef Herman den Blijker and the pilot are suffering from neck injuries.