Helicopter came down less than 30 seconds after take-off. Video shows a sudden spark 41 seconds after take-off on a very low climb-out (which could suggest it hit wires), and the helicopter descended quickly from there. 4 POB including the Chief Minister of the State of Maharashtra, but no significant injuries. The helicopter did not gain any significant height between take-off and impacting the wires.
Thge official line from the state press dept is > ”The pilot decided on an emergency landing within 2 minutes of take-off. The helicopter didn’t crash-land, but got caught in wires while landing. We experienced sudden jerks, but no one suffered any injury. The CM has called for a detailed probe into the incident,’’ said Ketan Pathak, officer on special-duty (OSD) with the Chief Minister’s Office.
This report states air temperature was 45C. The “brown out” from blown up earth/dust could be contributory – one suggestion was that the helipad had not been sufficiently watered and thus the dust cloud greater than it could have been.
Crashed into Lagos Lagoon, on approach to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at Lagos.Names were released by the AIB and published by Vanguard:-
Helicopter crashed while being operated for Total E&P Indonesie (TEPI) on a mission to inspect pipelines. Helicopter ended upside down as seen in this photo
Press report next day stated “The six victims who will soon leave Siloam Hospital in Balikpapan include two Total Indonesie employees, Rakhmat Yunanto, 35, and Agung Danur Wenda, 33, and two TEPI contractors, Cahaya Ramadhan, 22, from PT Kreasi Lima Perdana, and Muhammad Sudarman from PT Biru Tiga Utama. Copilot Agung Yudi Kusumo, 33, and technician Andri Artanto, 35, are also allowed to leave the hospital. Only pilot Ahmad Zaini, 57, still needs further medical treatment.”
The helicopter entered a high hover to blow away snow accumulation at the scene. During the manoeuvre a white out condition was created. The main rotor contacted trees. Control of the helicopter was maintained and a landing was performed immediately. There were no injuries. The helicopter sustained damage to all 4 rotor blades.
S76 with two pilots and six passengers ditches in sea. All 8 rescued by passing boat. Passengers were working for Petronas Carigali, and Police said they were from France, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Canada
Engine fire. YouTube video shows parked S76, rotors stationary, with smoke billowing from the engine compartment. Two crew departed the aircraft without injury – no passengers appeared to be on board
During the early stages of take-off from the Snapper offshore platform, Bass Strait, one of the helicopter’s engines failed, resulting in a descent to approximately 30 feet above the water. The crew subsequently arrested the descent and stabilised the helicopter, before climbing to a safe alititude on the remaining engine. The helicopter was diverted to Longford aerodrome, Victoria, where a safe one-engine-inoperative landing was conducted.
While landing at 5000 ft MSL with 2 crew and 5 pax, the helicopter landed hard and rolled over. Two slight injuries and plus injuries to one on the ground from debris. Pilot reported as Manolito Vela
Post maintenance test flight. Cameron County Sheriff identified the deceased as pilot, William R. Croucher, 69, and two mechanics: Michael Lee Tyree, 55, and Timothy Lloyd Goehring, 41. Operator Era Helicopters made a brief statement confirming the accident
After losing power to the number 2 engine, the pilot successfully landed the helicopter onto the water. The auto-floatation device deployed, one side reportedly deflated and as the main rotor brake was being applied, the helicopter rolled over. CADAORS 2012P1300
Following an event in which high torque was used, flight data was analysed on behalf of the operator using incorrect conversion information relevant to earlier variants of the helicopter. The operator was therefore unaware that total torque had exceeded a level at which maintenance action was required. This article suggests the passengers were Paul Macartney and his wife.
U.S. Coast Guard responded to a downed helicopter about 82 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay in the vicinity of Vermilion Block 336. The Sikorsky S-76 was floating upside down, and the life raft had been deployed.Â All 7 POB accounted for
Thomas Ballenger and Vyarl Martin were the two pilots killed in the crash. The passengers killed were: Andrew Mauricio, Allen Boudreaux Jr., Jorey A. Rivero, Randy Tarpley, Charles W. Nelson, and Ezequiel Cantu.Â Sole survivor Steven Yelton suffered a serious brain injury in the crash and lives at a rehabilitation facility.