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.
Crashed on route from Gumare to Maun, killing all 3 POB. Named by the Botswana Government here as Superintendent Keokeditswe Sobatha of Molepolole, Assistant Superintendent Shepherd Ntobedzi of Kalakamati and Inspector Ricardo Mabotho of Lekgolobotlo
AS350-B2 with a pilot and three passengers on board, took off while it was near a communication tower. During takeoff, the pilot wanted to bypass the tower and conduct a takeoff facing the wind away from the guy wires. Nevertheless, the main rotor came into contact with a guy wire and the aircraft crashed into the ground. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot and one passenger were seriously injured while the two other passengers were not injured.. CADORS 2014Q0581
Crashed on hospital roof just off the helipad. 3 POB with pilot reported injured by local press. No patient on board. UNM later issued this video of the accident from CCTV cameras
The helicopter was hover taxiing from its parking position towards the runway. As it did so, the tail of a Cessna 152 parked at a nearby refuelling point lifted and, under the influence of the rotor wash and a relatively strong surface wind, the aircraft came to rest inverted.
Military SAR helicopter crashed into the water off the Canary Islands at 2155 CET on night training flight. One rescued, four later confirmed dead when the helicopter was located under water.
KOMO News helicopter down in Broad Street in Seattle, more updates shortly. Seattle Police confirm at least two fatalities – named in this article as pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO photographer Bill Strothman. The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5 according to this KING 5 report
Crashed into the Baltic Sea on a training exercise – The helicopter was on approach to a sea rescue cruiser at about 18:40 local time for a winch operation when suddenly loosing height and crashing into the sea, killing 3 of the 4 POB
Helicopter landed heavily and fell onto port side during training operation. Extensively damaged (see photo) including tail boom sliced and frontal impact damage. Two minor injuries
During a hydraulics off landing exercise, control of the helicopter was lost and the helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The two flight crew sustained minor injuries. The engine continued to run after the impact; however, there was no post impact fire. CADORS 2014C0677
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
Emergency landing at airport with patient on board. Second helicopter came to take patient on to destination. Unstated technical issue, needed engineer. Operator Geisinger has six EC145s and one BK117
Pilot of offshore helicopter issued distress call 45 miles from Sumburgh and was escorted to a safe landing by Coast Guard helicopter. Report suggests pilot had indication of a “pump failure” without providing more details. Aircraft grounded awaiting engineering support
Landed at a ski resort. With the rotors still turning and the crew still in the aircraft, it slid 30m down a slight (but snowy) slope until it hit a snowmobile and a sign, damaging a main rotor blade and the rear cabin area (see video of accident)
The helicopter impacted the helipad surface shortly after lift-off. It was airborne for less than a minute and had climbed to approx. 20 meters. After impact, the helicopter continued to spin counter clockwise about its landing gears, on the tarmac for approximately 149 meters destroying the surrounding trees/markers before coming to rest at the end of the tarmac. Even though the cabin was intact, the impact and contact with the surrounding objects caused the tail rotor and cabin door to separate, severe damage to the tail boom, main rotor blades and other parts of the helicopter. Both people injured, one serious one critical, in crash close to Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai
Flying from Traverse City to Lansing for maintenance of a compass malfunction when it developed mechanical problems requiring the emergency landing. Roaded out.
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
Air Ambulance helicopter struck powerlines (video) on final approach to road traffic accident landing site. Norsk Luftambulanse has confirmed two of its employees have died in the accident. Fatalities confirmed here as pilot Bjorn Nergård and doctor Anders Nakstad with the paramedic Sondre Bjartland seriously injured
Emergency landing after pilot suspected (wrongly as it happens) an engine fire. Helicopter ended up on its side. 3 POB all injured and to hospital. US Customs & Border Patrol helicopter was reportedly on low level work
This was a training flight and the crew was practising a simulated governor/FADEC failure when the helicopter landed hard short of the helipad, resulting in substantial damage to the skid gear, which broke off. The pilot flying closed the throttle at a height of 30 ft AGL, which resulted in a sudden decay in main rotor RPM, and hard landing followed prior to intervention from the instructor pilot.
The helicopter lifted an external load of 485 kg from the deck of a vessel at sea to transport it to land. After lifting the load, the helicopter gained climbing speed and began to climb to 300 ft AMSL for the cruise. Once at 300 ft the load was reported to be stable, the PIC then handed over control to the co-pilot. Five seconds later during a left turn at about 80 kts the external load released and fell into the sea. This was confirmed by the occupant in the rear cabin. According to the crew at no stage during the flight have they activated the electrical or manual release of the cargo sling.
Badly damaged when fell off the trailer it was being transported on Interstate 90. Road conditions were snowy. Helicopter was withdrawn in 2011 and has been sold to a new owner in Australia. It still appears to be carrying old registration N505TJ (since taken up by a new Bell 429) and not its reassigned reg N585TJ.
While on autorotation training, the aircraft made an abrupt run-landing with low main rotor rotation. One of the blades of the main rotor hit the upper surface of the tail-boom
Port side landing gear failed on landing, helicopter fell onto its side. Later photo shows propped up helicopter with tail sitting on the ground and port stabiliser end-plate bent from ground contact. All six passengers and two crew safely evacuated. It is believed that the helicopter was operating on the scheduled route between Guwahati and Shillong
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.
Training situation – hydraulic failure exercise. After the instructor has reset the hydraulic circuit, the pedals remain blocked causing loss of control and impact with terrain
Two helicopters flying in tandem and one experienced issue which led to hard landing and all three occupants injured. Crew from second helicopter on hand to ensure injured kept safe and warm until further rescue arrives. The two are operating for the Australian Antarctic Division
EC135 helicopter crashes onto roof of a crowded bar during a live music gig at approx 10.25pm. Ten fatalities – the three in the helicopter and seven on the ground. 32 to hospital, of which 14 with serious injuries. Statements issued so far include those from Scottish Police, helicopter operator Bond Air Services, manufacturer Eurocopter, British authority CAA, and British accident investigators AAIB. The final report stated that both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation after the transfer pumps – which bring fuel from the main tank to each cell of the supply tank – were inexplicably switched off.
Fatalities named as pilot David Traill, police officers Tony Collins and Kirsty Nelis in the aircraft, and
Helicopter carrying relief supplies crashed into Manila Bay. Two occupants – named here as Captain Irene Dornier and Captain James Eagles – both rescued by US Marines involved in the post-typhoon relief effort
During a low altitude flight with external load, the pilot heard a strong noise coming from the tail rotor blades, followed by a tendency to turn to the left. He depressed the right pedal completely and reduced power in order to diminish the torque. He managed to touch the ground in a stabilized manner, but after hearing a highpitch whiz, he shut down the engines. The pilot left the aircraft and saw that the tail rotor was missing, together with the rear gear box. The front part of the right ski had been damaged after the tail rotor blades struck a nearby load that was on the ground. There was neither fire nor damage to third parties.
Pilot and two engineers uninjured in crash on post-maintenance test flight. Helicopter ended up on its side. Helicopter is contracted to Shreveport-based Life Air Rescue
Shortly after takeoff from an off-shore platform at night, the helicopter entered a series of extreme pitch excursions which resulted in the airspeed reducing below 20 kt, followed by a descent. The flight crew were eventually able to recover to normal flight. The helicopter had descended to within approximately 50 feet of the sea surface. It was found that the helicopter’s flight path was consistent with inappropriate control inputs. The investigation concluded that a combination of technical and organisational factors had pre-disposed the flight crew to believing that the helicopter was not performing correctly, which led them to depart from normal operating parameters. This resulted in the crew rapidly becoming disorientated to the extent that their ability to control the helicopter safely was compromised. Several safety actions have been taken by the helicopter operator.
Emergency landing after damage to main rotor blades. Helicopter was patrolling very close to the Mexican border when it was reportedly struck by rocks launched from the Mexican side. Safe landing, no injuries
Pilot and 7 passengers injured when their helicopter crashed into parked AS350B2 ZK-HAE while landing in Mt Aspiring National Park. Pilot seriously injured
AS350B3 en route to pick up paediatric patient for a transfer flight crashed in Somerville early Tuesday morning, killing the pilot, a nurse and a respiratory therapist on board. This article later named them as Hospital Wing pilot Charles Smith, Pedi-Flight nurse Carrie Barlow, and Pedi-Flite respiratory therapist Denise Adams
Crashed in mountainous area shortly after take-off from weather station it had lifted supplies up to.
The deceased were identified as pilot Chang Kuo-kang (had flown 3181 hours), co-pilot Lin Yi-chi (2832 hours) and bureau worker Chen Wen-chung
During a frost protection exercise, the tail rotor struck grape vine cables. The aircraft was flown back to base and the post-flight inspection revealed damage was sustained by the tail rotor blades, stabilisers and the tail boom.