The aircraft took off on a mission to monitor sources of fire in the region. Thirty minutes into flight, the aircraft was at an altitude of 2 000 ft AGL and at a speed of 100 KIAS, when the warning light indicating iron-dust in the engine illuminated. This was followed by a strong noise, and the engine stalled. During the emergency landing, the aircraft had a tendency to capsize, wich was counteracted by the pilot by means of the collective. As a result of this action, however, the main rotor blades ended up hitting the tail boom, severing the transmission shaft, with severe damage to the helicopter.
Grand Central Airport emergency services tweeted : “Precautionary landing (RCF) at Grand Central Airport. Dauphin AS365 Helicopter. Reg: FW-TAZ (French). All safe”. We’re not sure why the reg isn’t presented correctly as F-WTAZ, but there you go!
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.
Skids caught on fence on final approach to land. Helicopter ended up on its starboard side, injuring all four on board, one seriously. Occupants named here as DG Sherpa, Anita Sherpa, Lakpa Sonam Sherpa, and helicopter pilot Captain Arun Malla.
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
Force landing in field with patient on board – photos show tail boom separated, starboard skid collapsed. Pilot injured his back. Helicopter was en route to Baptist Medical Center in Jackson from Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman.
A Canadian Coast Guard Bo105 operating from the research icebreaker Amundsen crashed at night into the Arctic Ocean, killing all three on board. They were named as Marc Thibault, commanding officer of the CCGS Amundsen, Daniel Dubé, helicopter pilot and Klaus Hochheim, an Arctic scientist affiliated with the University of Manitoba. CADORS 2013C3920
CHC helicopter reported ditched in North Sea , 18 POB reported with 14 rescued and 4 fatalities named as Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, and George Allison, 57, from Winchester.
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.
“Christopherus 9” helicopter found with 9mm bullet hole through rotor blade. Date/location of incident unknown, but 12-Aug-13 the most likely date according to report and given location is base of this helicopter – Meidling Heliport, Vienna
After touching down, two of the three passengers got out of the helicopter while the engine and rotor were still running. The passenger on the right removed his gear from the cargo bay and proceeded to the front of the helicopter where he was struck by the rotating rotor blade.
Helicopter crashed into lake, killing 5 of 6 POB – three German businessmen, Romanian businessman Sorin Terbea (the helicopter owner), and the pilot died in the crash. Terbea’s assistant survived.
the #2 engine chip light illuminated without secondary symptoms noted. The pilot completed the emergency procedure for a #2 Engine Chip Light illumination and landed without incident at a local airport.
Tail rotor struck ground on landing on a training flight. From this press report – According to airport spokesperson Christine Crews told FOX5 one of the helicopter’s rotors struck the ground, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The Sundance spokesperson, though, said the Eurocopter AS350B2 had tail rotor and skid damage only.
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.
Clear skies, pilot experienced in the area (visited 3-4 times a week) but AS350B3e went down with four fatalities. Post crash fire. Wide debris field with tailboom 20+m away not touched by the fire (see photo)
Main blades clipped rock in low hover, and subsequent crash landing killed all four POB – part named here as pilot Davide B. (62), its passengers Daniele C. (43), Lauro S. (56) and F. Severino (63)
Pawan Hans helicopter, which was on a rescue mission in Uttarakhand, made a hard landing at Harsil. Although the helicopter remained on its wheels, photos show the tail separated just ahead of the horizontal stabilizer. The aircraft remained on site until the Indian AF airlifted it out on 4th September (see here and here)
Crashed when trying to make an emergency landing on the bank of Karnali River, killing one of the 6 POB. According to this report Police have identified the deceased as Tek Bahadur Tapali, station manager of Humla office of the Nepalese CAA. The injured were named as pilot David Talu, an Italian national, flight manager Dilak Shrestha, Goma Airlines pilot Prajwal Bhattarai, co-pilot Yadi Sherpa, and Gobinda Lama
Helicopter washed away (along with helipad it was chained to!) sue to severe flooding of the Alaknanda River after monsoon rain. Recent press reports show 100s of lives lost in the region due to ths rain
Crashed close to hospital helipad on take-off for transfer to Tulsa. Patient on board, 1 fatal, 2 critical, 1 minor. Post crash fire. Fatality was the patient, Michael Wilson, 49, although unclear whether that was due to the accident or his previous medical condition (following a serious workplace injury)
Helicopter was involved in aerial work. Helicopter struck63,000 volt powerline while turning, and caused local power failure. Extent of damage to helicopter not yet known
The aircraft was on the ground and the rotors were turning, when the pilot left the cockpit in order to assist the passengers to disembark. The aircraft tumbled to the left, when nobody was in control. One of the passengers already in the helicopter – José Carlos Pontes, 61, president of the group Marquise – suffered serious injuries after one of the main blades amputated his leg
Wire strike during low-level rescue operation to try and save a kayaker in flood waters. Successful emergency landing in adjacent meadow without further damage. Part of wire impaled in main blade(s)
Helicopter landed on edge of swamp, passengers began to unload their equipment from port side equipment basket, causing helicopter to tilt aft and left damaging the tail boom and tail rotor blades when they contacted the water. CADORS 2013C2009
Pilot reported a loss of engine power while hovering the helicopter at 20 feet during biological survey flight. Aircraft was substantially damaged.
Approach to helipad with tail wind – ended up in trees adjacent to the heliport. Helicopter believed to be on sightseeing tour. Five people injured Cláudio Cobo Fernandes, Marcos Estaca da Silva Nunes, Disney da Silva Ribeiro Lopes Júnior, along with pilot Ricardo de Resende Herter and co-pilot Murilo Cesar da Silva Saibro. Damage to main rotor, as well as breakage of the tail rotor and vertical stabilizer; there was also damage to the underside and skis of the helicopter.
EMergency landing on shoreline shortly after take-off. Pilot Capt. Dino Garcia and passengers Decoroso Asinas, and Efipanio Pinca suffered minor injuries while the last passenger Andre Abalon suffered serious head injuries after being struck by the rotor blades
Bird strike broke windshield while flying over Reed Point under NVG conditions. The pilot determined that the aircraft was safe to continue the flight to base at the Billings airport. No injuries.
Caught by sudden gust of wind in poor weather while hovering to turn for taxi to parking spot. Helicopter ended up on its port side. Passengers were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his wife Tengku Datin Seri Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, and their daughter and son-in-law – none were injured in the accident
Five hospitalised after police helicopter crashed on training flight. Landed upright with significant vertical forces. Helicopter was executing a series of low orbit firing passes when the main rotor blades struck treetops and it spiraled into the ground.
Substantially damaged. On approach to land on an undeveloped site. Just before landing, the tail rotor hit a mound of sand. The aircraft landed violently. The tail boom and a skid were significantly damaged. The pilot, alone on board, was not injured. CADORS 2013Q0909
Five POB not seriously injured when helicopter crashed at ski resort. One report quotes a police officer saying there is a suspicion the pilot was impaired by alcohol, but most reports say the test was “routine”. Some reports mention contact with powerlines, others rule that out
Blade strike and ensuing heavy landing caused skids to deform. Fortunately helicopter did not fall over the edge of the mountain, but it was very close. Helicopter was registered HU26-18 and carried code “09-312”
Aircraft grounded after problem involving netting across an astroturf sports field at a school. Needed engineer before it could fly, stayed overnight and departed next morning.
Impacted terrain while maneuvering during an SAR flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.