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Port side engine failure en route to Port Harcourt from offshore platform GERD. Helicopter with 13 on board continued to Port Hardcourt and made safe landing. Nigerian AIB involved.
The helicopter, being flown by an experienced pilot, was approaching MV Asterix’s landing pad in daylight and relatively calm conditions. As it hovered over the deck the helicopter appeared to suddenly drop about two metres, hitting the deck, military sources noted. No serious injuries were reported. Tail rotor damage
During aerial fire control operations, at about 1956, the helicopter collided with water and came to rest inverted resulting in minor injuries to the three crew and damage to the helicopter. Three on board swam to safety.
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.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement on Tuesday 24th: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is under investigation and the names of the deceased will be released after the families have been notified. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the Families and friends of the Soldiers involved in yesterday’s crash.”
Cougar Flight 232 was shut down upon arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) after experiencing engine fuel bypass indications on both engines. The aircrew awaited the arrival of maintenance crew. Overnight the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, in consultation with the engine manufacturer, conducted all required maintenance procedures. The helicopter was subsequently flight tested and certified serviceable on the morning of October 7. Cougar aircrew then returned the aircraft to St. John’s without further incident.
Hard landing while conducting Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques (HRST) training in a landing zone at Stone Bay, a satellite training area aboard Camp Lejeune. About 20 Marines from Virginia and North Carolina were participating in night training that requires them to exit through the back of a helicopter using suspended ropes. The rappelling and fast-rope techniques allow Marines to enter terrain where helicopter landings would be difficult. The sole fatality named here as Jonathan Lewis
Press report of Cougar Helicopters flight CGR151 outbound to a rig when it turned back to base as a result of an “intermittent fire warning,” the operator was quoted as saying. Uneventful and safe landing back at St John’s, it’s departure point. According to a company spokeswoman, Cougar Helicopters maintenance staff have since inspected the aircraft and determined it was a false warning.
while approximately 100 nm from St. John’s and en route to the GSF Grand Banks drilling rig, Cougar Flight CGR151 experienced an intermittent Fire Warning Light on the #2 engine. There were no secondary indications of fire
The commercial pilot reported that shortly after picking up a bucket of water from a pond he gained airspeed and initiated a climbing left turn back towards the fire. As the helicopter started to climb, he heard a drop in RPM and the helicopter lost power. He attempted to continue the climb; however, the helicopter was too heavy. He released the water and landed the helicopter on a mountain side; subsequently, the helicopter rolled onto its right side.
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 on anti-drug operation landed in a clearing which was mined – the mine exploded, killing four, seriously injuring two and minor injuries to another four. Full infra-red video released from second helicopter providing top cover above.
helicopter en route to the West Hercules drilling rig returned to base due to a low oil pressure indication in one of its two engines. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30 when the helicopter was 20 km outside St. John’s. The helicopter returned to St. John’s without incident and the seven passengers on board were briefed by the pilots.
While in the hover and conducting preflight checks, Cougar flight CGR181 experienced a #2 engine power loss. The aircraft was in a 10 foot hover when the incident occurred. With the remaining engine the aircraft landed safely without further incident. All 8 passengers were briefed by the two crew members onboard the helicopter as well as upon their arrival in the terminal
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.”
7 Marines and 4 Army personnel killed in poor visibility on Florida coast.
The missing Marines were from a special operations regiment out of Camp LeJeune in North Carolina – identified as Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III , Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock , Staff Sgt. Kerry Michael Kemp , Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif and Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol
The helicopter and air crew were assigned to the Army National Guard unit out of Hammond, Louisiana. Piloting the helicopter were Chief Warrant Officer George Wayne Griffin Jr and Chief Warrant Officer George David Strother. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich
Cougar Flight 231 was shut down on arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) on February 18 due to an issue related to anti-vibration control and a chip light indication. Two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers deployed by Cougar to investigate determined that replacement parts are necessary. The parts are being shipped to Hibernia by vessel for installation. The helicopter remained on site until 27th February – weather played a part in this too
Crashed on night training flight, killing four – The ministry identified the dead crew members as Lt. Col. Ali al-Arfaj, 1st Lt. Majid al-Fifeefi, 1st Lt. Jadie Qablan and technician Raed al-Jahni.
Crashed on night training flight. Ended up on its starboard side. All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation
At around 11.15am, fire crews were called to Dyce, after the pilot of the CHC S92 alerted air traffic control and asked for emergency crews to be placed on stand-by as it made a return to base landing. Landed safely
Rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission. All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation. Recovered by a Chinook 11-Sep-14
CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde. All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered
The helicopter was slinging a hydro tower into position. After positioning the tower, the ground crew secured two of the support cables to their foundations. The pole was then shifted to accommodate securing of the remaining two support cables. As the two secured cables became taut, the pilot felt a bump and the helicopter became unstable. The pilot then released the load and was able to regain control of the helicopter. The helicopter then landed safely. There were no injuries and there was no damage to the helicopter.
Crashed into the ocean. Four of five POB rescued, but two of the four later died, named as pilot Lt. Wesley Van Dorn and Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Brian Collins. Search for fifth person – pilot Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder – was later abandoned
Lakenheath-based Pave Hawk helicopter crashed during a night low-level training exercise due to a multiple bird strike, killing all four on board – named as Capt Christopher S. Stover, Capt Sean M. Ruane, Technical Sergeant Dale E. Mathews and Staff Sergeant Afton M. Ponce.. The helicopter went down between a beach car park at Cley and Eastbank, near Salthouse. See official report here
Within a short time of completing a “Maintenance Check 2”, helicopter crashed on the rocky coast of an island. All 4 POB got out safely. At the time of the incident, the S61 was piloted by Kapt Asmawi Azmi and co-pilot Kapt Nuradlina Ab Manah. Sjn (U) Mohamad Khairi Abdul Rahman was the helicopter’s Air Quartermaster (AQM).
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.
US military keep quiet on details of what happened in this accident, which killed six of the seven on board a Black Hawk. Fatalities reported by NBC here as
Hit high voltage line and crashed on post-maintenance test flight accident, killing all four on board. The identities of the fatalities were given as as Pilot Major Ahmet Duman, Lt. Pilot Emre Acar, and aircraft technicians and first sergeants Erdinç Salkım and Hüseyin Ulucan
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
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.