While involved in flood relief support, helicopter landed in a residential garden, with the boom breaking off against the roof of the house. Registration validated by photo on this page
None of the 11 POB injured. Helicopter substantially damaged
37-year- old SLAF airman, YMS Yaparathna, fall off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation, along with the two individuals he was rescuing. All three were injured when they fell, and were admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital where the airman later died of his injuries. He was posthumously promoted from Flight Sergeant to the rank of Warrant Officer
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board – 12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft
The helicopter, involved in medical evacuation work after recent floods, was en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab. Local media reported that weather was a contributory factor, and noted that there was a post-crash fire. The deceased were named as Major Humayun (Pilot), Major Muzammil (Pilot), Major Shahzad (Doctor), Major Atif (Doctor), Major Usman (Doctor), Havaldar Munir Abbasi, Nursing Assistant Amanullah, Naik Amir Saeed, Naik OT Maqbool, Sepoy Rehmat-ullah and Sepoy Waqar.
Student Dioselinda Zapata Feijó was walking near the helicopter shortly after it landed was struck fatally by the tail rotor, after reportedly ignoring the security cordon. Municipal official Kathia Izquierdo said the woman’s brother reported she was trying to deliver a letter to the Cabinet chief asking that a relative be freed from prison.
Pakistan Air Force helicopter, engaged in relief and rescue efforts, crashed in the Khot area of upper Chitral, injuring several people. Media reports say the blades hit a tree, un-stablilising the helicopter on take=off, and it subsequently hit a house and crashed.
Weather played a significant part in this accident, and helicopter wreckage was found on the slopes of a mountain. Helicopter had made three attempts to take off from the capital Vientiane due to the weather.
Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq. Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included
One of the (apparently two) Mi-17s involved in this work was YI-403 (see video here). The ITV reporter quotes one flight of the Mi-17 taking as many as 50 (yes, fifty) refugees on board, desperate to escape their dire situation (see TIME video for typical flight)
Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff for the president of the Kurdistan region, attributed the crash to an accidental loss of control by the pilot when the aircraft hit a boulder as it was lifting off.
Crashed in poor weather. Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority said eight bodies have been recovered and chances of any survivor among the 19 onboard were remote
Reported as a test flight, but with 8 POB?Â Fatalities named as Major Amir Azam, Havildar Abdual Waheed, Havildar Zeeshan Haider, Naik Muhammad Imran, Sepoy Kaleem Ullah and Sepoy Noor Mustafa
Post maintenance test flight crash, major post-crash fire.Â 1 fatality named as Edgar Rojas CalderÃ³n.Â Four survivors named as as Javier Salguero Moreno; JosÃ© Espinosa CortÃ©s; JesÃºs CarreÃ±o Manrique; and Jhon Agudelo CastaÃ±o
Crashed on take off from an altitude of approx 10m on a training flight.Â 4 of 5 occupants killed – at least some from the Bolivian military, being trained in Venezuela.Â One fatality named as Col. Oscar Martinez Mora.Â Photo here shows the tail boom having been cut by the main rotors
Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. HeÂ emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudanâ€™s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.
Mi-17 hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India’s remote northeast, killing 17 people [later revised to 18 after another passenger died].Â It was on a regular passenger service from Guwahati.Â See also HeliHub.com story on appointment of a committee of inquiry