Ended up in the water next to the superyacht it is based on – MY Bacarella after the helicopter’s downdraft caused a loose tarpaulin to rise up into the rotors shortly before touchdown, and evasive action by the pilot steered the helicopter away from the boat and into the water alongside. Three POB, one seriously injured, two with minor injuries. One occupant, Quentin Smith, named the seriously injured colleague as David Tang in this television interview and the third occupant as Charles without giving a surname. Hong Kong press later named the third occupant as Charles Chan, chairman of media company TVB
Accident timed at 21.24 local time
Main rotor blades and hub reportedly detached in flight, and a video online purports to show this subsystem spinning down to earth. The remainder of the helicopter descended at high rate, impacting rocky ground with 13 fatalities on impact and being consumed in the post-impact fire. The helicopter was being operated for Statoil, and en route from the Gullfaks B platform to Bergen Airport
A total of five helicopters were damaged by rocks while parked due to an uncontrolled blast 100m away from the pad. Two needed roading to Helitrans main base in Værnes including LN-OFC
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Ferry flight at approximately 2-300 ft (AGL). Turbulence experienced. Due to an observation on ground, pilot initiated a 360 degree turn with 15 degree bank to the right. Airspeed varied between 80 to 45 kt during the turn due to wind conditions. In the last part of the turn, the pilot experienced a loss of lift, pushed the cyclic forward and increased collective to 117 % torque, but helicopter continued downwards and hit the ground vertically. The helicopter was exposed to the heavy landing and the landing gear was deformed. In addition the attachment structure for the tail skid was damaged. The nose hit a stone and the right hand windshield cracked
Helicopter lost height and crashed within 30 seconds of take off – video of incident here. Helicopter was operating for the military and ended up on its side, heavily damaged. 5 POB all got out OK. Helicopter was delivered new less than six weeks prior to accident.
Air Ambulance helicopter struck powerlines (video) on final approach to road traffic accident landing site. Norsk Luftambulanse has confirmed two of its employees have died in the accident. Fatalities confirmed here as pilot Bjorn Nergård and doctor Anders Nakstad with the paramedic Sondre Bjartland seriously injured
Emergency landing on unmanned offshore platform. 12 offshore workers and 2 crew were rescued by Norwegian Air Force SAR Sea King. Weather reported as 200m visibility and emergency was called 17 km from the rig it landed on.
Five POB not seriously injured when helicopter crashed at ski resort. One report quotes a police officer saying there is a suspicion the pilot was impaired by alcohol, but most reports say the test was “routine”. Some reports mention contact with powerlines, others rule that out
Hard landing in remote location on training flight – port side undercarriage collapsed and fuselage resting on the ground. Crew of 6 rescued by another helicopter – local temperature was -10C. Helicopter recovered by Mi-26 from Russia two weeks later (photo)
Helicopter had been rented by a construction company.Â Crashed and burnt out in mountainous location at Dalamot nr Hardanger Fjord.Â Deceased named as Kjetil Bu (27) from Kinsarvik,
Karianne RingkjÃ¸b Dahl (29) from Bergen, Andrew SÃ¸vik Fossmark (24) from Vaksdal, Siv Holtan (18) from Bergen and pilotÂ Tore Bendigtsen Ystanes (39) from Bergen
Helicopter had been chartered by Statnett for work on high voltage power lines.Â Rotor blade struck pylon and became unstable, crashing to the ground.Â Passenger worked for Infratek, subcontractor to Statnett.Â Pilot was named as Karl Gustav Backlund.