Two men working on power lines from the helicopter, and heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said. Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski, 27, and Travis Chiokai, 26.
A 55-year-old male pilot from Campbell River, B.C., and a 35-year-old male passenger from Prince Albert, Sask., were the only 2 POB when it crashed. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Helicopter was contracted by electric utility SaskPower to access and repair power poles and struck a powerline causing the aircraft to crash. Post crash fire completely consumed the aircraft.
During a low level flight prior to attending to vegetation near powerlines, pilot noticed a decrease in engine power. The subsequent autorotation avoiding powerlines and buildings led to a hard landing and completely burnt out in post crash fire in the garden of a house. 2 POB seriously injured
Crashed into Tennessee River and sank without trace. Pilot was only one on board and is missing presumed drowned. Haverfield Aviation confirmed it to be one of their helicopters and some debris from it found further downstream was labelled with the company name. Nearby angler witnessed the helicopter crashing into the water around 1pm. The search for the helicopter was stood down later due to lack of visibility in fog. Pilot later named as Abraham Bronn
Pilot received serious head injuries from the tail rotor after receiving a warning signal, leaving the cockpit and going to the rear of the helicopter to assist the technical staff – but apparently got too close
Helicopter involved in underslung chainsaw operations, cutting back trees for a new bike track. Helicopter crashed into the trees. No immediate indication of cause. Pilot Leo Boucher seriously injured
Shortly after takeoff the pilot experienced yaw control difficulties, resulting in the loss of control of the helicopter and a subsequent crash landing. The pilot escaped with minor injuries. In the absence of any mechanical abnormalities, the most likely cause of the accident is a loss of tail rotor effectiveness.
A Hughes 500 helicopter flying between the Greenstone Valley and Dumpling Hut crashed at Glade Burn in steep and rugged terrain in poor weather. Police confirmed that sole occupant pilot Bruce Andrews died in the accident
NTSB investigator Clint Johnson says the helicopter had an engine failure, landed in trees and rolled over. Sling load operations. Pilot not injured
It is believed the helicopter had been contracted by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to spray for gorse when it went down at the northern end of Lake Sumner.Â Helicopter and pilot missing – pilot named as Â 35-year-old Mike Mehrtens – company website here quotes him as a 3,500 hour pilot