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10-Oct-20 N899RT Enstrom 480B Putnam, US-Connecticut

Helicopter was attempting to land on a trailer/dolly.  One skid got caught, causing helicopter to come to rest on its side.  The two passengers got out OK.  Fire Brigade said it took crews about 50 minutes to extricate the pilot

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24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

FAA report unexplained field landing

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11-Dec-19 N65RS Enstrom F28 Bluffdale, US-Utah

Aircraft crashed under into a field near Redwood road, after the pilot lost the tail rotor and started spinning.

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26-Oct-19 N280F Enstrom 280F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon (1F)

Details not yet known.  Pilot suffered fatal injuries and passenger (pilot’s daughter) received injuries which are reportedly not life threatening

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22-Mar-19 OK-CLV Enstrom 480 Slavoňov, Czech Republic (2F)

Training flight leading to fatal injuries of both the student and the instructor, named here as Michal Beneš

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10-May-17 N480W Enstrom 480 Pfunders, Italy (1F)

Helicopter had started the day in Pisa, flying north and refuelling at Bolzano.  On next leg to Salzburg it encountered some difficulties and one report suggests it was on fire before reaching the ground and burning out in a ravine.  Sole occupant pilot fatally injured – reported as a 75 year old Austrian national

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12-Feb-16 N180TH Enstrom TH-180 Menominee, US-Michigan

Test flight accident, coming down in residential area 600m short of runway 32 at Marinette Twin County Airport

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09-Sep-15 G-IGHH Enstrom 280 Aldbury, UK

Helicopter struck and cut powercables on take-off, crashing in the field below shortly after, minor injuries to the pilot.  Helicopter rolled over and ended up on its rotorhead

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22-Jul-15 G-BYKF Enstrom 28F Dunkeswell, UK

Details to be confirmed, but reported “in a nose down attitude in the business park”

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19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

Heavy landing, and likely “unscheduled”.  Main blades damaged and available photo shows some damage on starboard side.  Skids not visible in long grass and nose of helicopter almost hit dry stone wall.

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21-Jun-15 C-FQGY Enstrom 280C Sidney, Canada

The helicopter was landing on an unprepared, deeply cultivated field. During the vertical landing, the left skid settled into the soft ground and the helicopter entered into a dynamic rollover. There was substantial damage to the helicopter. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. CADORS 2015C2439

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14-Jun-15 N51778 Enstrom F28C Romeoville, US-Illinois

Rolled over on landing

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05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

The privately owned Enstrom 280FX helicopter, was being flown from Bralorne to Langley. The pilot/owner ditched the aircraft in the Harrison River. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was significantly damaged. CADORS 2015P0926

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13-Mar-15 N5688N Enstrom F28C-2 Shelby, US-Montana

Minor damage after skid touched ground while hovering

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28-Feb-15 VH-YHD Enstrom 280C Deception Bay, Australia

Crashed into mudflats.  Pilot out and OK.

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26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

Crashed adjacent to the threshold of runway 15 and burnt out.  Mountain View Fire & Rescue issued a statement saying there were two fatalities.  This short video interview suggests that part of the helicopter separated in mid air.  Operator Mountain One Helicopters announced on their Facebook page that the victims were instructor Alex Viola and student pilot Amy Wood

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08-Dec-14 N509LH Enstrom 280FX Fort Lupton, US-Colorado

Lost power in cruise at 600ft and force landed in field just NE of Platte Valley Airpark,  causing minor injuries to 25-year old female pilot, who was not named in press reports.  Photo

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07-Aug-14 N213BL Enstrom F28F Tunnel City, US-Wisconsin

Crashed into cornfield while spraying.

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03-Jun-14 G-IDUP Enstrom F280C Sywell, UK

Main blades hit hangar while manoevering close to the fuel pumps

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05-Apr-14 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Kirchham, Austria (1F)

Crashed into a heavily forested area on a night flight.  Pilot killed, and the two other occupants seriously injured

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21-Jan-14 N51683 Enstrom 280C Showlow, US-Arizona

Substantially damaged in landing accident

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10-Jan-14 F-GIZR Enstrom F28A Saint-Amans-des-Cots, France

Pilot observed a significant reduction in engine noise and a different regime. The helicopter slowly loses the height. The pilot decided to land in the countryside. A 2 meters on the ground, the device drops abruptly. One of the main rotor blades struck the ground in front of the camera then severed the tail boom.

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12-Oct-13 SP-GMB Enstrom F280FX Wolicy Koziej, Poland (2F)

Crashed and burned out approx one mile from take-off point in a wooded area, killing 66-year-old pilot from Miedzychód and 64-year-old passenger from Gorzow Wielkopolski

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11-Oct-13 N620TA Enstrom F28F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon

Pilot/owner Caroll Palmer and his son Benjamin Palmer were on board when the helicopter went down shortly after take off

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27-Sep-13 N631DP Enstrom F28C Bloomsburg, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

69-year old pilot Carl Enlow had stopped flying tours at a fair for a refuel and to allow a relief pilot to take over.  Enlow went back to speak to the pilot who relieved him when his hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

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02-Aug-13 N24RB Enstrom 28A Memphis, US-Tennessee

Windshield broke.  Emergency landing close to threshold of main runway at Memphis Airport

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26-Jul-13 N287Q Enstrom F28A Danbury, US-Texas

Crashed and burnt out.  2 Medevac’d to hospital

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19-Jun-13 N485PM Enstrom F28A Danbury, US-Texas

Force landing

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23-Apr-13 N51767 Enstrom F28C Glidden, US-Iowa

Crashed in open field with boom separated from cabin/engine area.  Helicopter had been hired by Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a geese count

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27-Mar-13 N918DK Enstrom F28F Twin Falls, US-Idaho

Lost power on climb out, landed heavily and fall onto port side.  Owner/pilot Steven Wybenga, age 51, suffered slight injuries

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07-Dec-12 N574H Enstrom F28C Abilene, US-Texas

Engine failure on training flight.  Emergency landing made with some damage to tail rotor.  Pilot was instructor Robert Welch, 50 and student was aircraft owner Neil Overton, 41

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30-Nov-12 Enstrom 480B Pondok Cabe, Indonesia

Crashed on a training flight at Pondok Cabe airfield, injuring both occupants.  “Pamulang police chief Comr. Nasir said that pilot Insp. M Ibnu and copilot First Brig. Togu were about three meters off the ground and about to land when the helicopter suddenly fell into a nosedive.”

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16-Sep-12 N194E Enstrom F28A Fort Worth, US-Texas

Tail struck ground during hover

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11-Sep-12 N800SC Enstrom 280C Boise, US-Idaho

Lost control in the hover

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20-Jul-12 F-GIZR Enstrom F28A St Croix Vallee, France

Tail rotor struck ground taking off from sloping ground

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20-May-12 N63VP Enstrom F28F Twin Falls, US-Idaho

Pilot had informed ATC of mechanical concerns but did not quite reach the airport, the helicopter being severely damaged when landing half a mile stort of Magic Valley Regional Airport (Joslin Field).  Photos show the cabin completely separated from the tail boom.

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17-Apr-12 N171HH Enstrom F28F Pendleton, US-Oregon

Minor unspecified damage on landing

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03-Apr-12 N3042D Enstrom F280FX Corpus Christi, US-Texas

Heavy landing on final approach, causing skids to flatten and some rotor blade damage.  Minor injury to pilot, passenger refused medical help.  Aircraft was returning to base after transmission line survey for American Electric Power.

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20-Feb-12 N51727 Enstrom F28C Kalispell, US-Montana

Engine failure, autorotation

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08-Feb-12 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Barton, UK

In a run-on landing , the helicopter veered after landing and the tail rotor struck the ground.

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03-Sep-11 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Heber City, US-Utah

Three injured – pilot reported entered autorotation after engine failure.  Pilot named as Ken Heidorn and passengers were Suzanne Tanner and her 15-year-old son

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29-Aug-11 N228F Enstrom F28F Menominee, US-Michigan

Landed hard and tail blades struck the ground

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26-Aug-11 D-HEVA Enstrom F28F Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

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26-Aug-11 D-HHSB Enstrom F28C Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

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26-Aug-11 D-HFIN Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

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26-Aug-11 D-HAEW Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

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23-Jun-11 N5694A Enstrom F28C DeSoto, US-Nebraska

Helicopter was surveying power lines but was forced to make an emergency landing after reporting mechanical problems.  F28 ended up on its side

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27-Mar-11 N8631P Enstrom F280FX 20M east of Miami, US-Florida

Pilot was flying alone from South Florida to Nassau, Bahamas – the shortest distance for that route being 50 miles. Some 20 miles out over the sea, the aircraft experienced engine problems and put down safely in the water.  The Enstrom was fitted with fixed floats

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26-Feb-11 N5689B Enstrom F28C-2 St Lucie, US-Florida

low fuel pressure warning light came on during climbout at 200′. Engine sputtered and the ensuing landing was heavy, with the tail boom separating from the cabin and the base of the cabin touching the ground.

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27-Jun-10 F-GKHG Enstrom 280C Sully, France

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19-Mar-10 G-COLL Enstrom F280C East Baldwin, Isle of Man, UK

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04-Mar-10 N327TB Enstrom F280FX Goshen, US-Indiana

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06-Feb-10 N426KA Enstrom F28C St Lucie, US-Florida

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31-Oct-09 G-LADZ Enstrom 480 Sleap, UK

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05-Aug-09 C-GVQQ Enstrom F28C Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Canada (2F)

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18-Jul-09 HI-421 Enstrom F28F 6.5 miles north of Pisco Airport, Peru

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28-May-09 N878EE Enstrom F480 near Guaymate, La Romana province, Dominican Republic (2F)

HeliHub.com was informed by the Sales and Marketing Director of Enstrom that the cause of this accident was the pilot having a heart attack

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25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah

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24-Apr-09 Enstrom F28 Chemainus, Canada

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20-Apr-09 N409LH Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado

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19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah

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