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11-Aug-15 N74823 Bell 47D1 Clanton, US-Alabama

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03-Aug-15 N4002G Bell 47G3B1 Camden, US-Alabama

The pilot reported that when he was at 300 feet altitude and half a mile out on approach, the hydraulics to the controls went out and they became very stiff. He elected to continue the approach into the landing zone. During the landing touchdown, the heel of the left skid struck a berm, rocking the helicopter forward. Subsequently the toe of the right skid struck the ground causing the helicopter to oscillate and start to roll to the left. The pilot attempted to correct, but the helicopter continued to rollover until it impacted the ground.

As the pilot evacuated the cockpit, he turned off the fuel and electrical equipment. Fuel was pouring out of the right tank into the area around the cockpit and engine. As he walked away he heard “crackling, popping, then a whoosh.” as the fuel ignited.

An inspector with the FAA responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. The cockpit was consumed by the post impact fire and there was fire damage to the engine and transmission components. The tail boom remained attached to the fuselage, but was bent mid span. Both rotor blades were fire damaged near the rotor head and exhibited strike damage further out that occurred during the accident sequence.

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16-Oct-14 N59541 Bell 206B Prattville, US-Alabama

Main blades contacted tail boom on landing, helicopter destroyed

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19-Aug-14 N444RS MD Helicopters MD500E Tuscaloosa, US-Alabama (2F)

Crashed on powerline patrol, killing both on board – 51-year-old pilot Matthew Wallace of Hiram, Georgia and 63-year-old David Carson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was employed by Alabama Power.

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26-Jun-14 Boeing AH-64 Molinelli, US-Alabama

Night training flight

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21-Jan-14 N93067 Bell 47D1 Pell City, US-Alabama

Landing accident after reported transmission issue.  Skids collapsed, main blades chopped tail boom

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29-Jun-13 N6331D Hiller UH-12A Florence, US-Alabama

Pilot Milton Hearn (named here) seriously injured trying to land on road trailer in preparation to take helicopter for attention.  Helicopter ended up on its side

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24-Mar-13 N571LF Eurocopter EC130 Atmore, US-Alabama

Door separated and struck rotors.  FAA quotes this as N571LF which is incorrect as that is a fixed-wing registration [if it is an ..LF registration, then N209LF and N506LF are EC130s based in Alabama]

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01-Nov-12 N231TM Robinson R22 Alexander City, US-Alabama

Two injured in light helicopter accident

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28-Mar-12 N124AM Bell 407 Odenville, US-Alabama

While en route to a medical emergency at Steele, LifeSaver 1 from Birmingham was struck by a goose and landed in the parking lot at Margaret Elementary School.

** NOTE ** Registration is assumed from operator website.  The FAA repors code “LSV1” which refers to “LifeSaver 1” and recent photos on the LifeSaver 1 facebook page show N124AM

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01-Mar-12 N38FA Bell OH-58A Eufaula, US-Alabama

Hard landing on training flight

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12-Dec-11 Bell 407 Gadsden, US-Alabama

Damaged in hangar prior to being put into service.  Fixed wing aircraft manoevred and struck helicopter twice, causing two long scratches, which are reported as “relatively minor” were then covered up using a marker pen.  All activity caught on hangar video surveillance.  Gadsden Police on the case

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28-Apr-11 98-5054 Boeing AH-64D Packers Bend, US-Alabama (1F)

Instructor killed, Dutch student unnijured.  Helicopter apparently struck the cable for the Davis Ferry that is strung across the Alabama River

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19-Mar-11 N192AB Rotorway Exec 162F Lincoln, US-Alabama

Engine failure in flight, heavy landing, ended up on its side

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02-Mar-11 N154MW Bell B206L4 Birmingham, US-Alabama

Force landed near a parking deck

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14-Dec-10 Bell OH-58D Fort Rucker, US-Alabama (1F)

Training accident – student seriouslyinjured, instructor killed

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23-Nov-10 Bell TH-67 Fort Rucker, US-Alabama

Instructor and student suffered minor injuries in an accident during helicopter flight training

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08-Sep-09 N67606 Bell TH-67A Wicksburg, US-Alabama

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27-Jul-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Huntsville, US-Alabama

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21-Jul-09 Bell TH-67A Fort Rucker, US-Alabama

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21-Jul-09 N91637 Bell B026 Andalusia, US-Alabama

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30-Jun-09 (Serial TBA) Bell TH-1H Fort Rucker, US-Alabama

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22-Jun-09 Bell TH67 nr Fort Rucker, US-Alabama (1F)

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