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04-Oct-11 N3925A Eurocopter EC120B McAllen, US-Texas

Unknown circumstances

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03-Oct-11 JA508A Eurocopter AS350B3 Kioykawa, Japan (1F)

Two serious injuries, post crash fire.  Pilot later died from his injuries

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26-Sep-11 N230CH Eurocopter AS350BA Juneau, US-Alaska

Rolled over during landing

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20-Sep-11 N131LN Eurocopter EC130 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

Tail rotor chip light illuminated during patient transfer.  Safe precautionary landing made in church car park.  Second helicopter attended to complete patient transfer

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20-Sep-11 JA6522 Eurocopter AS350B3 Higashi Kagawa, Japan

Helicopter was already well on fire before landing – fast emergency landing made on a sports arena and soon burnt out.

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19-Sep-11 N937AM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hobe Sound, US-Florida

The EMS pilot took off with patient on board, but shortly after take off not notified the on-scene engine crew that they had smoke in the cockpit and were declaring an emergency.  Landed safety and patient to hospital by land ambulance

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16-Sep-11 C-GJUP Eurocopter AS350B1 Tulameen, Canada (1F)

Helicopter was reported missing and found four days later by a pilot from Wildcat Helicopters who was operating on unrelated work in the search area.; Pilot named as Rod Phillipson

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14-Sep-11 F-HFBI Eurocopter AS350B3 Vallorcine, France (4F)

Tail rotor struck a cable while on a reconaissance flight.  Two occupants thrown clear of the helicopter and two trapped inside.  Piloting the helicopter was Jacques Fouque, an experienced pilot and mountain guide, the engineering director of the Emosson dam Regis Desmus, Jean-Marc Mermillod, from IG3M a company specialising in lifts and cable work and Sebastien Brun, the helicopter mechanic and son of CMBH director Pascal Brun.

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13-Sep-11 N625CF Eurocopter AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

On final approach to Miami Valley Hospital’s south helipad, the aircraft struck a bird. The pilot continued with his landing. The aircraft was inspected and no damage was found. It was returned to service.

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11-Sep-11 N145SM Eurocopter EC145 Rochester, US-Minnesota

Tail rotor gear box chip light indicator illuminated shortly after take-off from emergency scene.  Precautionary landing made, and patient transferred to another helicopter

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10-Sep-11 D-HFAX Eurocopter AS350B2 Hanover, Germany

Engine problems during lifting operation over VW car factory.  Emergency landing on factory roof.  Damage to boom and blades, but helicopter looking remarkably intact for what has happened

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08-Sep-11 VH-RDU Eurocopter AS350B Shoalwater Bay, Australia (2F)

The helicopter was reported by a passenger to have crashed while conducting a communications tower maintenance task. The police have advised that of the 3 POB there are two deceased and one injured.

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02-Sep-11 12752 Soko 341H Gazelle Herceg Novi, Montenegro (3F)

Helicopter made contact with a wall and crashed onto rocks close to the shoreline.  The crash killed pilot Lt. Šahbaz Belhadin (44), Major Ivan Obradovic (36) and Vidoje Tomic (35), a sergeant first class.

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31-Aug-11 N902CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Gerlach, US-Nevada

During landing aircraft tipped forward onto toe of the skids. Minor damage to the nose of aircraft.

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29-Aug-11 Eurocopter HH-65 Manila, US-California

A Coast Guard MH-65 on hoist training out of  CGAS Humboldt Bay safely completed an emergency landing in a parking lot near Arcata Bay following an electrical malfunction caused a significant amount of smoke in the cabin.  All four members aboard the helicopter have been reported safe and without injuries.

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26-Aug-11 N352LN Eurocopter AS350B2 Mosby, US-Missouri (4F)

Pilot had reported that he was calling in to a nearby airport for refuel shortly before.  Air Ambulance crashed in open countryside killing the three crew – Randy Bever, 47, a nurse, Chris Frakes, 36, a paramedic, and James Freudenberg, 34, the pilot – and the patient Terry Tacoronte, 58

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26-Aug-11 D-HWEG Eurocopter AS350B2 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-HRGR Eurocopter EC135P2+ 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 PH-LPH Eurocopter EC120 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 N263CP Eurocopter EC120 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-HOER Eurocopter EC120 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-HKLE Eurocopter EC120 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-HKDV Eurocopter EC120 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-HALX Eurocopter EC120 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 C-FMNE Eurocopter AS350B2 Crowsnest Pass, Canada

Helicopter landed hard after a hydraulic failure. There were 5 people on board, including 4 passengers from Alberta Forestry Dept. The pilot received a broken collarbone and the helicopter was substantially damaged (CADORS 2011C3219)

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20-Aug-11 Eurocopter SA341G Rbayh, Tunisia (2F)

Two crew killed when Gazelle went down close to Libyan border in south of Tunisia

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20-Aug-11 N911KS Eurocopter AS350B2 Kansas City, US-Kansas

Emergency landing due to a generator failure, but the warning light on the annunciator panel had not illuminated

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18-Aug-11 VH-NTV Eurocopter AS355F2 Lake Eyre, Australia (3F)

Night take-off in helicopter VFR equipped. Ground impact and ensuing fire left very few pieces.  The helicopter was carrying experienced journalist Paul Lockyer, cameraman John Bean, and pilot Gary Ticehurst.

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18-Aug-11 N911VA Eurocopter AS350B2 South Padre Island, US-Texas

Emergency landing after crew smelled smoke inside the helicopter.  Operated by South Texas Emergency Care, whose helicopter is flown as “Valley AirCare”

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17-Aug-11 I-LASF Eurocopter AS350B3 Pizzo Corvo, Italy

Lost altitude suddenly after having poured the water on the flames while firefighting

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09-Aug-11 G-POLA Eurocopter EC135P2+ Birmingham, UK

Footage released of rioter pointing gun at helicopter

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08-Aug-11 P2-RUH Eurocopter Bo105LS Timini, Papua New Guinea (3F)

The helicopter was trying to return to Lae when it went missing between Mumeng and Wafi – marginal visual conditions, pilot was not IFR rated, helicopter was not IFR equipped. Two security guards and the expatriate pilot, Peter Wallace, were on board the helicopter. There were no survivors

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08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

Chip light illuminated and standard procedures led to engine shut down. Uneventful single engine long field landing carried out

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06-Aug-11 N911ET Eurocopter Bo105 Tyler, US-Texas

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06-Aug-11 GN-928 Eurocopter AS350B3 Ahi Veremos, Argentina

Law enforcement helicopter suffered midair collision from light aircraft it was trying to prevent take off.  Fixed wing was involved in dtug smuggling.  Helicopter struck on tail rotor and spun into the ground.  All POB safe.

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05-Aug-11 I-AMVZ Eurocopter AS350B3 Celledizzo di Pejo, Italy (1F)

Pilot Roberto Bezzi died and 4 (or 5?) passengers injured.  Early reports suggest blade strike

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04-Aug-11 N135AN Eurocopter EC135P2 Marysville, US-Ohio

Crew found bullet hole in aircraft and remains of bullet inside, under the cabin floor.  Unsure of location of occurrence, helicopter grounded at Marysville

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30-Jul-11 N413LP Eurocopter AS350B3 Humacao, Puerto Rico

Tail rotor struck trailer on landing

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29-Jul-11 5N-BKA Eurocopter AS350B2 Ife-Odan, Nigeria (3F)

The chairman/chief executive of Bacita Sugar Company Josephine Oluwadamilola Kuteyi, her personal assistant Adedoyin Ogunbanjo and their Filipino pilot were killed after impacting terrain.

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29-Jul-11 G-PUMS Eurocopter AS332L2 Aberdeen, UK

Dual Automatic Flight Control System failure.

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27-Jul-11 N861NC Eurocopter EC135T2+ Fayetteville, US-North Carolina

Near miss with C17 military transport plane.  Helicopter pilot took evasive action

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27-Jul-11 N808LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Aurora, US-Washington

Tail rotor drive shaft cover separated from the aircraft during post-maintenance positioning flight

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27-Jul-11 N808LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Troutdale, US-Oregon

Precautionary landing revealed missing drive shaft cover

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21-Jul-11 Eurocopter Tiger Rockhampton, Australia

Helicopter attacked by peace activist while parked at Rockhampton Airport.  See also our story here

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21-Jul-11 VH-LAG Eurocopter AS332 Wadeye, Australia

While taxiing at Port Keats airport, the helicopter collided with a light pole and rolled onto its side. The crew, passengers and a person on the ground sustained minor injuries.

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18-Jul-11 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Cleveland, US-Ohio

Smoke started to appear out of the aft air conditioning vents inflight. Safe

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17-Jul-11 G-TBLY Eurocopter EC120 Sandwich, UK

Heavy landing during operations for British Open golf championship, further details awaited

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16-Jul-11 N203TU Eurocopter AS350B3 McAllen, US-Texas

Window fell out on approach to land

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15-Jul-11 PR-JGM Eurocopter AS350B3 Jaragua do Sul, Brazil (3F)

Three occupants killed, believed to be owner Gilberto Menel, director of the Textile knitting Nanet, plus company employee Erico Melchioreto,and pilot Alvaro Junior Pisetta.  Helicopter crashed into a forest.  Access to site difficult

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07-Jul-11 N40TX Eurocopter AS350B2 Waco, US-Texas

Cessna Citation VII N701HA was being ground handled when its wing struck the parked helicopter and damaged it.

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06-Jul-11 9N-AIW Eurocopter AS350B2 Rangeli, Nepal

Tail damaged in force landing on river bank after “technical problems”.  Wrongly quoted in some reports as 9N-AWI.  Three Japanese and two Nepali passengers and the Australian pilot  are safe

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05-Jul-11 Eurocopter SA330 Andover, UK

Helicopter is on its side in a corn field, more details when available.  One report suggests bird strike to blame?

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04-Jul-11 LN-OXC Eurocopter AS350 Dalamot, Norway (5F)

Helicopter had been rented by a construction company.  Crashed and burnt out in mountainous location at Dalamot nr Hardanger Fjord.  Deceased named as Kjetil Bu (27) from Kinsarvik,
Karianne Ringkjøb Dahl (29) from Bergen, Andrew Søvik Fossmark (24) from Vaksdal, Siv Holtan (18) from Bergen and pilot  Tore Bendigtsen Ystanes (39) from Bergen

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02-Jul-11 N117UC Eurocopter BK117 Cincinatti, US-Ohio

Birdstrike, unscheduled landing and no damage was found

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02-Jul-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Huntington Park, US-California

Night emergency landing after reporting a mechanical problem.

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19-Jun-11 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

Bird strike during landing phase

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17-Jun-11 PR-OMO Eurocopter AS350B2 Porto Seguro, Brazil (7F)

Crashed into the sea 300-500m offshore.  Wreckage washed up on beach.  Fatalities named as pilot Marcelo de Almeida and passengers Mariana Noleto, Gabriel Kfuri Gouveia (aged 2), Luca Kfuri de Magalhães Lins (aged 3), Norma Batista de Assunção (aged 49, the children’s nanny), Jordana Kfuri Cavandish, and Fernanda Kfuri

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16-Jun-11 ZJ165 Eurocopter AS365N2 Plymouth, UK

Nose wheel collapse on runway landing on training flight.  Runway blocked for period of time which necessitated diversion of one airline flight.  Civil owned, Military Registered aircraft, operated by British International for Royal Navy “Flag Officer Sea Training” unit

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15-Jun-11 EC-LHP AS350B3 Canillo, Andorra (5F)

Five confirmed killed, one seriously injured to hospital in accident on mountain Pleta de Juclar (2240m) nr Canillo. “cable caught in tree” in unofficial report.  Fatalities listed in press as Heliand employees Claude Michel Boulanger and Jacques Lahouille – plus Daniel Curruhuinca, Elías Pérez and Lluís Blanco.  Survivor was Jean-Jacques Vidal,

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10-Jun-11 Eurocopter SA342M Bagram, Afghanistan (1F)

The pilot of a French Army Gazelle died when his helicopter crashed in poor weather conditions.  Victim later named as Lieutenant Matthew Gaudin, 37

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09-Jun-11 N824AH Eurocopter AS355N Wakefield, US-Massachusetts

Emergency landing in public park. State Police officials said inspection crews were on the way, but that the helicopter would not be able to leave Nasella Field until the issue causing the emergency light to illuminate was fixed.

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05-Jun-11 C-FYCO Eurocopter AS350BA Gagnon, Canada

While it was flying low and slow, the aircraft sustained vibrations, followed by an engine breakdown. The pilot attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft rolled over onto its left side and was partially submerged on the edge of a lake.

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04-Jun-11 N917EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Wichita, US-Kansas

Aircraft lost power in towering take-off at 25ft agl. Returned to pad and taken out of service for inspection

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04-Jun-11 G-FEDA Eurocopter EC120B Redhill, UK

The machine appears to have spun and caught the ground, leading to dynamic rollover,

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29-May-11 N747CH Eurocopter AS350B2 Fort Worth, US-Texas

Aircraft crashed in a pasture and then burst into flames.  Firefighters extinguished the flames on the helicopter, then put out a grassfire that was started by the crash.

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27-May-11 C-GSSS Eurocopter AS350B2 Kasabonika, Canada

Uncommanded yaw to the left in cruise, pilot initiated autorotation. A complete power loss was experienced, pilot continued the autorotation. Unable to reach the landing area selected and completed the flare short of the area. Lnded hard in shallow water, substantially damaging tail boom and tail rotor. Ocupants exited safely and waded to shore. CADAORS ref 2011O1288

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24-May-11 LN-ODD Eurocopter SA315B Haustreisdalen, Norway

Helicopter had been chartered by Statnett for work on high voltage power lines.  Rotor blade struck pylon and became unstable, crashing to the ground.  Passenger worked for Infratek, subcontractor to Statnett.  Pilot was named as Karl Gustav Backlund.

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22-May-11 N550SL Eurocopter BK117B2 Joplin, US-Missouri

Destroyed on ground by hurricane

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20-May-11 Eurocopter SA318C Istanbul, Turkey (4F)

Four of five occupants killed when helicopter crashed into Istanbul Strait.  Pilot, and commander of the Police Aviation Unit, Kemal Ozdemir survived the accident by swimming to safety.  Other passengers were Branch Director of Information Technology Ragip Ali Bilgen and his son, Marine, with a strong second pilot Murat Güçlü and Oray Sarıçay’ın who worked for the national airline THY.

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19-May-11 HB-ZAM Eurocopter AS350B2 Niederösch, Switzerland

Training flight, crashed from low hover of three metres

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16-May-11 C-GVXA Eurocopter AS350BA Meadow Lake, Canada

Fire fighting operations with winds gusting 20-30 knots. The pilot was flying slowly just above tree top level when the nose suddenly swung to the left. The pilot added power, but the rotation increased. The pilot reduced power and lowered the collective. The helicopter entered the trees and came to rest on its right side with the tail boom separated from the helicopter. CADAORS ref 2011C1608

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13-May-11 VH-XXW Eurocopter AS350B3 Bankstown, Australia

Type not confirmed, crashed and burst into flames.  A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the pilot, Peter Woodland (aged 64), managed to escape from the helicopter before it burst into flames.

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11-May-11 Eurocopter SA341 Rose, France

Precautionary landing in field after engine problems

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10-May-11 N-7078 Eurocopter HB350 Manaus, Brazil

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05-May-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Sogeum River, South Korea

AS350B2 from the Korea Forest Service (KFS), carrying two people, crashed around 11:32 a.m. near the Sogeum River, about 237 kilometers east of Seoul.

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