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13-Feb-19 D-HJMD Airbus EC135P2 Neustadt an der Orla, Germany

EMS helicopter landed in a skate park and became entangled with a skateboarding “grind pole”. Helicopter slightly damaged, but roaded out for inspection before flying again.

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02-Jun-17 D-HFCQ Robinson R44 Rostock, Germany

Main blades struck street light on final approach to land at the Hohe Düne marina, and the instability created led to the crash.  Tail (including rotor) separated in the accident.  The complete scene is best seen in this YouTube video. Light injuries to the 4 POB – although some reports say 3 POB and one injury on the ground.

There is a marked helipad at this location – see map

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31-May-17 Boeing AH-64 Dornstadt-Tomerdingen, Germany

Emergency landing in a field of crop. No apparent damage from photos in press.  Quote > Instruments indicated that the hydraulics powering the flight control system had a loss in pressure, prompting a “land-as-soon-as-possible condition”

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25-Feb-16 D-HVBB Eurocopter EC135T2+ Bimöhlen, Germany (2F)

Police helicopter crashed killing two and the third is in a critical condition.  More news awaited.  D-HVBB registration to be finally confirmed

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12-Sep-15 D-HHLB Schweizer S300C Delitzsch, Germany

Reported engine failure with a total loss of engine power whilst on aerial photography, and helicopter rolled onto starboard side and suffered significant damage.  The 39-year-old pilot and his 65 years old co-pilot were slightly injured

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19-Jul-15 D-HAID Airbus BK117B2 Mannheim, Germany

Static and unattended EMS helicopter was blown partly off its mobile helipad in severe weather, leaving it with its tail resting on the ground.  Known as Christoph 53.  See Photo

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05-Jul-15 F-PAKZ Aerokopter AK1-3 Mülheim, Germany

Crashed into the Moselle river.  Two occupants jumped clear and swam to safety

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05-Mar-15 D-HDDD Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany (1F)

Hospital worker walked into spinning tail rotor shortly after helicopter had landed, and died from his injuries

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18-Oct-14 D-HAVG Guimbal Cabri Egelsbach, Germany

Main transmission belt came loose, causing engine to lose power.  Emergency landing completed successfully but uneven ground caused temporary instability which led to one main blade contacting and cutting tail boom.

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20-Jul-14 D-HSTH Robinson R22 Melle-Grönegau, Germany

Crashed shortly after take-off and rolled onto its side.  Passenger badly injured, pilot uninjured

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28-Feb-14 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Darßer Ort, Germany (3F)

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

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04-Feb-14 D-HAIG Guimbal Cabri Langenfeld, Germany

Helicopter on pipeline patrol fell onto its side on take off after reportedly spinning

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01-Feb-14 D-HAVC Guimbal G2 Augsberg, Germany

In a low hover on a training flight and the helicopter began to spin uncontrollably.  Helicopter hit the ground tail first and broke the tail boom

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26-Jan-14 D-HDRL Eurocopter EC135P2 Oberwiesenthal, Germany

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)

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19-Nov-13 D-HOMI Robinson R44 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany (2F)

Training flight, crashed in forested area killing 48 year old instructor and 31 year old student pilot

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17-Aug-13 D-HZSG Eurocopter EC135T2i Bielefeld, Germany

Plastic bag blown up into tail rotor.  EMS Helicopter roaded out from landing site

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13-Jun-13 D-HIBS Hughes 500D Bernkastel-Wehlen, Germany

50 year old pilot seriously injured and 30 year old passenger minor injuries after helicopter crashed c9.30am local time while spraying a vineyard on a steep slope.  Helicopter is believed to be D-HIBS 500D (1035D) but we await confirmation

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28-May-13 Hughes 500 Pünderich, Germany

Vineyard spraying – caught port-side spray boom on powerline and damaged it.  Landed safely in nearby sports field with no further damage

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16-May-13 D-HLDM Eurocopter EC135P2 Ochsenfurt, Germany

EMS helicopter landed on scene and stabiliser end-plate pierced car windscreen

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05-Apr-12 Eurocopter BK117 Parsdorf, Germany

“Christoph 1” helicopter cut telephone line on approach to site landing to pick up patient injured in equine accident

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21-Mar-13 D-HEGB Eurocopter AS332L1 Berlin, Germany

Two helicopters collided in white-out conditions during a police exercise.  An AS332L2 and a EC155 had landed and kicked up a lot of snow.  The pilot of a second AS332 landing soon after then suffered white-out and landed too close to the EC155, killing the pilot.  Three other injuries reported.

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21-Mar-13 D-HLTM Eurocopter EC155 Berlin, Germany (1F)

Two helicopters collided in white-out conditions during a police exercise.  An AS332L2 and a EC155 had landed and kicked up a lot of snow.  The pilot of a second AS332 landing soon after then suffered white-out and landed too close to the EC155, killing the pilot.  Three other injuries reported.

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04-Mar-13 Eurocopter EC505 Tiger Linderhof, Germany

Crashed into a field and caught fire

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20-Feb-13 HB-YJX Elisport CH-7 Kienberg, Germany

Helicopter destroyed on landing in mountainous region on German side of border with Austria, pilot seriously injured.   Ground was snow covered, and accident occurred at around 1,700m (5,577 ft) altitude

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10-Jan-13 D-HIZZ Robinson R44 Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (1F)

Helicopter crashed on to highway, killing pilot. Post crash fire. Truck driver injured in the ensuing chaos.  No other injuries, despite heavy traffic at the time.  Weather reported as wet.  Helicopter _may_ have hit wires, causing crash.  Pilot reported as ” 42 year old small business owner from Hohenlohe”

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29-Dec-12 D-HAIE Eurocopter AS350B Rehagen, Germany

Helicopter fell onto its side after pilot aborted take-off

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05-Dec-12 LN-OMY Eurocopter AS350BA Germany/Sweden

Heli Trans  AS350 took off from Lübeck in Germany, destination Halmstad in Sweden, but did not arrived at the expected time.  2 POB – Heli Trans pilot and a passenger who was not one of their employees.

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09-Sep-12 D-HALX Eurocopter EC120 Metzingen, Germany (1F)

Skid snagged ground taking off from sloping ground, causing helicopter to turn onto its side.  Debris from helicopter killed

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29-Jul-12 D-HOMI Robinson R44 Rhens/Jakobsberg Heliport, Germany

Difficulties on take-off resulted in heavy landing with much damage to the helicopter – operator is quoted in press estimating damage cost at 150,000 euros.  Minor injuries to the 4 POB

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27-Jul-12 D-HUTH Eurocopter EC135 Treis-Karden, Germany

Helicopter contacted and broke powerlines on EMS flight as “Christoph 10”.  Note – Registration is NOT confirmed, but is a recently ex-factory new delivery which was assigned to the “Christoph 10” base, and photos here show D-HUTH

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29-Jun-12 D-HLUX Hughes 500D Bernkastel, Germany (1F)

Hughes 500D spraying a vineyard hit powerline and crashed into field, killing the 26-year old pilot.

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09-Jun-12 OE-XKS Robinson R44 Teisendorf, Germany (4F)

Accident occurred shortly after the pilot told ATC that he would need to make a precautionary landing due to weather conditions.  En route from Augsburg (Germany) to Salzburg (Austria).

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28-Apr-12 D-HARV Robinson R44 II Spieckern, Germany

Written off after hitting high-tension cables climbing out from a precautionary off-field landing due to an ill passenger.  Three injured to hospital.

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25-Mar-12 D-HENN Eurocopter AS350SD2 Gelsdorf, Germany

Shortly after take off with five passengers on a pleasure flight at the Frühlingsfest event, the helicopter descended suddenly and suffered a heavy run-on landing which caused the skids to completely deform -then  sliding onwards through two security fences before coming to rest in a 40 degree nose down angle on the bank of a lake.  All six occupants were slightly injured.

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18-Feb-12 D-HEDV CHR Safari Lahr, Germany (1F)

Crashed and caught fire.  Sole occupant (Gustl Schrempp – the owner) killed.

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16-Jan-12 N63HZ Fairchild-Hiller FH1100 Soest, Germany

Tail rotor touched ground causing helicopter to crash heavily

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10-Jan-12 D-HHTA Robinson R22 Egelsbach, Germany

Accident on first solo.  R22 ended up on its port side

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01-Dec-11 XZ210 AgustaWestland Lynx AH.7 Gutersloh, Germany

Very heavy landing in ploughed field.  Skids collapsed, post crash fire, all three POB safe

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29-Nov-11 D-HAAE Hiller UH-12ET Stahlberg, Germany

Crashed in ploughed field with two minor injuries after falling 40m while working on powerlines.  Helicopter substantially damaged

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28-Sep-11 D-HMOB Robinson R44 Vielist, Germany

Crashed shortly after take off.  1 POB – 68-year-old pilot/owner- survived OK.

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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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26-Aug-11 D-HXXR Robinson R44 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-HSEV Robinson R44 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-HKAA Robinson R44 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 OE-XLD Robinson R44 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-HIZZ Robinson R44 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-HHSA Robinson R22B 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-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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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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20-Aug-11 D-HSEA Schweizer 269C Hamburg, Germany

Emergency landing on harbour-side dock.  Pilot listed as Frank Proebster, aged 41

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16-Jun-11 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Helicopter was spraying a vineyard when it severed a powerline.  Level of damage not known.  Villages of Bernkastel, Graach Come Longkamp and Monzelfeld all without power.

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11-Jun-11 Frankfurt, Germany

Load became unstable as helicopter approached rooftop of Trianon skyscraper.  Pilot elected to drop the load – an airconditioning unit – which dropped 180m to the ground

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10-May-11 D-HBWG MD Helicopters MD902 Engelsbrand, Germany

Clipped a tree during a search for a missing elderly woman at night.  Crashed into dense woodland, boom separated from cabin.  Three serious injuries

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30-Mar-11 D-HBLT Robinson R44 Straubing, Germany

The pilot (60) was slightly injured and the co-pilot (46)  was not hurt.  R44 completely burnt out, also causing damage to a nearby hangar and to three further helicopters inside

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16-Mar-11 89+57 Westland-Sikorsky WS61 Kalefeld, Germany

Precautionary landing due to weather and a technical defect.  Stayed overnight, departed next day.

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16-Mar-11 D-HEGM Eurocopter AS332L1 Oberschleißheim, Germany

Double engine failure infilght at 5000ft with German Chancellor Merkel on board.  Pilot restarted engine approx 1000ft agl from the ground

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03-Jan-11 D-HDEC Eurocopter EC135P2 Berlin, Germany

Air Ambulance role, landed in city centre to pick up construction worker patient.  Landed too close to a car park barrier, and downwash caused barrier to rise up into rotor disc.

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28-Dec-10 D-HHWR MD Helicopters MD600N Jena, Germany

Helicopter was being used to blow snow off a roof, and crashed from low level.  Two serious and one minor injury.  One photo shows close proximity of street light stands.

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15-Nov-10 D-HROM Schweizer 300 Bayreuth, Germany

crashed on approach to Bayreuth/Bindlacher Berg Airport

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24-Oct-10 D-HMMB Robinson R44 II Altenbeken, Germany

Passengers included pop singer Anna-Maria Zimmermann (21), who came to fame in Germany’s third series of “Pop Idol”. Also on board were her manager Alexander Frömelt (37) , her tour manager Dominik Schlick (31) and the pilot Mario M. (50)

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06-Oct-10 OE-XOH Eurocopter AS350B3 Gotzenalm, Germany

Helicopter was involved in lifting a 20m tree trunk

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12-Sep-10 UH-1 Buchloe, Germany

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06-Sep-10 D-HHCC Bell 412 Berlin/Marzahn, Germany

Skid cross tube broke during engine start-up

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22-Aug-10 D-HAYI Eurocopter Bo105CBS/4 Bonn/Hangelar Airport, Germany

Substantial damage to tail boom after being struck by Antonov AN-2 which had broken loose from its tie-downs during a storm

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12-Aug-10 D-H… (Type TBA) Waldkappel, Germany

Alleged damage to chimney by a helicopter

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