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27-Jun-15 MD Helicopters MD500 Poerua Glacier, New Zealand

Crashed on take off, injuring the pilot Brad Maclachlan and two hunters he had just picked up

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04-May-14 MD Helicopters MD500 West Nicholson, Zimbabwe

Helicopter crashed and owner Frikkie Lutzkie arranged for wreckage to be buried.  Certain aspects of press reports (including date) do not tie up – but read reports of this accident in conjunction with another incident from May 2012 relating to another helicopter and the same owner

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05-Aug-13 N8688F MD Helicopters MD500D Lamesa, US-Texas (2F)

Two workers have fallen to their deaths when a cable suspending them hit a power line they were inspecting – the pair were later reported here as 25-year-old David Edward Oliveira of Turlock, CA and 26-year-old Christoper Geoffrey Breed of Moscow, ID.  Helicopter landed safely with no damage

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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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21-Dec-11 N500TN MD Helicopters 500D Fall Branch, US-Tennessee

Clipped wires and landed with minimal damage to helicopter.  Owner of field stated that weather was very foggy and he thought the pilot was making a precautionary landing for the weather and did not see the wires.

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02-Nov-11 MD Helicopters 500MD Wonju, Korea (1F)

Emergency landing on a mountain during an annual Hoguk military exercise Wednesday, killing one army officer and injuring another

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27-Oct-11 N61PJ MD Helicopters MD500D Colusa, US-California

During powerline maintenance flight,  p[ilot made emergency field landing.  Skids broken, tail boom sliced, main blades ripped off.  Pilot to hospital

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27-Sep-11 N606WA Hughes 500D Chouteau, US-Oklahoma

Skid struck powerline on take off and landed immediately without further incident

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04-Jul-11 N315SH Hughes 500 McGrath, US-Alaska

Pilot Paula Huckleberry, 61, was flying to McGrath with two passengers — 21-year-old Scott Stevenson of Idaho and 39-year-old Chris Fontes of Arizona 

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27-Jun-11 C-GLHQ Hughes 369D Ambler, US-Alaska

Tipped backwards and fell off elevated platform while engine was running

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03-Jun-11 VH-XAA Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS Mount Coree, Australia

During a flight with two occupants on board, the helicopter collided with terrain and minor injuries were sustained. They activated a search beacon and were picked up by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter

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23-Apr-11 C-FJJO Hughes 500C Chilliwack, Canada

Conducting VFR spraying operations when it struck the top of a tree during a turn. The pilot’s vision was affected by windshield glare from the rising sun. The lower chin bubble windshield was shattered and the mount for the anti-torque control pedals was broken. The helicopter landed without further event. CADAORS ref 2011P0595

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08-Mar-11 N131AL Hughes 369D Meeker, US-Colorado

Press report states “tail boom separated”

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23-Feb-11 N112AS Hughes 369D Henryetta, US-Oklahoma

Rolled over on landing

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08-Feb-11 MM81052 Hughes 500M Fragagnano, Italy

Ditched into reservoir after loss of power; 2 occupants safe

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04-Feb-11 N416WC MD Helicopters MD500E Elverta, US-California

Helicopter working on stringing new powerlines.  One serious injury, one “minor to moderate” injury.

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27-Jan-11 PK-IWS Hughes 369D Kendari Bay, Indonesia

2 seriously injured, 1 minor injuries

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27-Nov-10 D-HCHS MD Helicopters 500E Guercif, Morocco

Damaged during operation to clean insulators of a transmission line

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30-Oct-10 N765WH MD Helicopters MD369E Thomas, US-West Virginia (1F)

The helicopter was flying for the Wing County Power Line Services. 4POB, 1 fatal (later named as Gary L. Bland, 52, from Georgia) and 3 to Ruby Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries

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08-Sep-10 ZK-HOQ MD Helicopters MD500 Milford Sound, New Zealand

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05-Sep-10 N…CP MD Helicopters MD500E Columbus, US-Ohio

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08-Aug-10 D-HDWM Hughes 369HS Borovaya, Belarus (1F)

Crashed and burst into flames while taking part in a CIS competition in helicopter sports. The 74-year-old pilot was performing a loop-the-loop but didn’t have enough height as he came out of the manoeuvre

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22-Jun-10 N8305F MD Helicopters 369HS Paicines, US-California

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14-Jun-10 N500DC MD Helicopters MD500D Mount Pleasant, US-Tennessee

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24-May-10 G-VICE MD500E Newton Abbot, Devon, UK

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12-May-10 (Serial TBA) MD Helicopters NH500E San Bartolo, Italy

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21-Apr-10 N400MB MD500E Brookline, US-Vermont

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20-Apr-10 FAC4255 Hughes 369HS Chaparral, Colombia (4F)

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25-Mar-10 H-133 MD Helicopters MD369FF Duao, Chile

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06-Mar-10 N26TC MD Helicopters MD369E Delta Junction, US-Alaska

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05-Mar-10 N520PA MD Helicopters 369D Haena, US-Hawaii

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04-Mar-10 N500PH MD Helicopters MD369E Hilo, US-Hawaii

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03-Mar-10 (Serial TBA) MD Helicopters MD500D Namyangju, South Korea (2F)

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21-Feb-10 4X-… MD Helicopters MD500 Latrun, Israel

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28-Sep-09 N501SU Hughes 369A Palmer, US-Alaska

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12-Aug-09 N527BB MD Helicopters MD500E Ackworth, US-Georgia

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7-Aug-09 D-HSPO MD Helicopters MD500E Moni village, Cyprus

Crashed while cleaning the insulator of the Moni-Vasiliko 132MW transmission line on behalf of Cyprus Electricity Authority. The helicopter fell from an altitude of 24 metres after its tail got caught in one of the pylon’s wires after a sudden gust of wind.  2 POB survived, one with minor injuries

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30-May-09 N298SD MD Helicopters H369A Baltimore, US-Ohio

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26-May-09 MD Helicopters MD500 Hulugo, Kenya

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5-Apr-09 N2058X Hughes 369HS , US-Pacific Ocean

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04-Apr-09 D-HMRG Hughes H369HS near Hasenmoor/Wolfsberg, Germany

damaged beyond repair in an emergency landing on a field only minutes after take off from Hartenholm Airfield due to a technical failure

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