Helicopter shot at from the ground by an automatic weapon, and fuel tank reportedly struck. Emergency landing made at nearby Van Nuys airport without further incident
Following the tail strike on 10 April, the helicopter landed in a river and the airframe is partially submerged. The pilot and all 4 passengers exited safely and uninjured from the aircraft
Helicopter damaged in hangar as a result of the local unrest in the country. Date is approximate, not confirmed. Helicopter returned to UK October 2012 showing damage to be superficial only.
After landing, port side hydraulics compartment cowling was discovered open, and had contacted the main blades in flight – but only taking paint off, not damaging them.Â One camlock was missing from the cowling
While loading patient, an ED technician dressed in a blue plastic gown came sprinting around from the far side of the aircraft.Â The pilot was able to intercept this individual but not before he had come under the rotor disk and near the tail.
The pilot set down the helicopter in a field near the corner of Regal Row and Empress Row around 9:30 a.m. after smoke began to fill the cockpit. The problem turned out to be an air conditioning belt that overheated.
Sudden white-out when flying at 150ft agl then rolled-over after hitting the ground. Believed to be weather-related and not mechanical. Visibility in the area was reduced to 1.6 km by blowing snow and the temperature was -24 C – -38 C with the windchill. Occupants got out OK but then post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft and all survival equipment. CADAORS ref 2011C0797
The pilot of the Air Operations Center (Nuopa) of the Traffic Department would identify a mechanical problem and made an impromptu landing on the ground.Â The trio ended up injured when the aircraft crashed into the ground.
Warning light came on mid-air while transporting patient from Mudgee Hospital to Lithgow Hospital.Â Emergency crews were in attendance for its arrival, which passed off without incident.Â Helicopter checked over and returned to its base at Orange
A Eurocopter Ec135 of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Airborne Response Team “D-HART” made a precautionary landing at the busy Boston Logan Airport today after the pilot reported difficulties with one engine.
Shortly after take off from the military base of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, a door of the aircraft opened.Â One occupant tried to secure it, but appears to have dragged out by suction, fallingÂ into the waters of a pond.Â A second crew member went to assist and was also sucked out.Â One later died in the hospital of Perpignan
Heavy landing during night training flight. Accident occurred around 2000 hours local. Skids collapsed. Tail boom failed at root, but did not separate from the cabin. Helicopter shipped back to manufacturer for checks (see here)
L.A. County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said the pilots were conducting a training exercise “simulating a hydraulic failure” when the Eurocopter AS350 went down.
Australian pilot reported missing feared dead after helicopter crash in PNG.Â Â It is understood the man is an experienced pilot who has been working in the mining industry for a number of years.Â Oil slick and floating debris reported.Â Update – Search for pilot Lloyd Lester has been abandoned
After dropping a group of skiers, helicopter was proceeding down, on the other side of the mountain ridge (due to local weather conditions) to the pick-up point. While en route, the helicopter encountered marginal VMC and attempted to descend through a break in the cloud. The helicopter contacted snow covered terrain and began rolling down the slope. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter received substantial damage. CADAORS ref 2011P0165
Emergency floats deployed and water landing after clipping aerial on take-off from superyacht “Octopus”.Â Subsequent tow in to port went wrong and helicopter turned over – video shows it being righted in the port prior to lifting out and onto a truck.
Thge television station AS350B2 – known as “Globocop” – was hit by three rifle shots at about 7:30 am.Â The reporter Karina Borges, the system operator and the pilot Roberto Mello Kings Antonio Ramos was not injured.Â one of the bullets hit the floor, the second, the central region, and the third, the tail of the aircraft
Loss of control due spatial orientation in limited visibility and” whiteness “of the underlying surface, not being able to continue the flight under visual flight rules, which led to reduce the uncontrolled collision with a roll and a helicopter with ice-covered surface of the lake.Â 1 killed, 5 injured
One of the Air Force Fennec helicopters struck Thursday two electrical wires near Klovborg. The helicopter’s wire cutter entured that it carried on flying, but the pilot landed immediately as a precaution, following standard procedures. No persons were injured.
EMS helicopter went town killing all four on board – named as pilot Capt. Khaled Al-Dakhil and First Lt. Mandeel Al-Subaihi, both Saudis, Egyptian doctor Amjad Al-Iraqi and Filipino nurse Rosella.Â Official source has said that it “crashed south of Riyadh Friday burst into flames due to the force of the impact with the groundâ€.
Mid-air collision with Cessna 172 N2876L in which two people died.Â Helicopter landed safely.Â No patient on boad.Â Crew listed as pilot Paul Weve, co-pilot and nurse Joseph Root and flight nurse Carolyn Booke.
Pilot listed as Vadim Vlasenko, and the three passengers were all fashion models – 19-year-old Catherine Vetchynkina , 19-year-old Yana Bondarenko and 22-year-old Zlata Mashyrova
A Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter crashed in the ocean after returning from a drug raid.Â Six fatalities included four from theÂ Puerto Rico National Guard -0 Col. Victor Torres Rodriguez, Sgt. Jose Omar Sostre, Mario Torres Marin and Francisco Mujica de Leon.Â The Pilots were Hector Ramirez or Carlos Acevedo.
Reported as engine failure at 200ft on take-off and very heavily subsequent landing with skids failing and fuselage impacting the ground.Â Helicopter remained upright. 3 injured
The helicopter had been chartered by the General Council of Alpes-Maritimes. On board was the pilot, a geologist from the General Council and an employee of the company “Heaven Climber”, specializing in work in steep areas.
News reporting helicopter made emergency landing at Whiteman Field, Pacoima. Tail boom hti ground and broke off in autorotation. Cabin landed upright on skids, 2POB OK (Pilot Derek Bell and cameraman Chris Haug)
report that they have found debris scattered over 150 meters, which would indicate, according to the two crews, a significant impact with the ground. Reports of three bodies so far located in the impact zone.
The pilot lost control of the helicopter whilst manoeuvring at low speed to approach a hilltop landing site in quite strong wind conditions.Â The investigation determined that an error of judgement or perception led the pilot to attempt a downwind approach. A combination of human factors was thought to have contributed to the accident.
HeliHub.com understands this EC155 suffered a blade strike. We are aware that it was roaded from Blackbushe Airport to Eurocopter UK at Oxford on 25th October 2010, so for the time being we will assume this was the date. Please email any update to [email protected]
Pilot encountered bad weather, became disoriented and gradually descended to impact point with trees. Location was close to mountain biker track and sorme passing riders raised the alarm