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18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

Accident pilot was dropping off 2 heli-ski clients at a 6,000 foot msl mountain ridge line site, requiring him to preform a “toe in” landing. While hovering, but with the toes of the skids resting on the up-sloping field, and the two skiers disembarked, the main rotor blades contacted an area of ​​rocky terrain. The pilot then flew downhill for an emergency landing. The helicopter rolled to the right after touchdown on snow-covered terrain.

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22-May-17 N207CH Airbus AS350B2 Herbert Glacier, US-Alaska

Landing accident on a glacier.  No injuries to 7 POB

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26-Oct-15 C-GSLY Airbus AS350B2 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

The pilot reported he was conducting an approach in flat light conditions, visibility was decreasing, and during a turn, the right skid impacted terrain. The pilot reported the helicopter then came to rest on its side and he egressed from the cockpit. Substantial damage sustained to the helicopter. The purpose of the flight was to extract a work crew.

CADORS 2015H0154

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13-Mar-15 N814EH Airbus AS350B2 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Tail rotor spider assembly fractured in-flight, resulting in an emergency run-on landing at Merrill Field, Anchorage

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28-Jun-14 N567NA Eurocopter AS350B2 Chisik Island, US-Alaska

Force landing on beach

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18-Jun-14 N74713 Robinson R44 Coldfoot, US-Alaska

Uncommanded descent and crashed on landing.  Helicopter was carrying a team from the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys

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11-Jun-14 N356EV Eurocopter AS350B3 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Engine and main rotor over-speed event during engine start, resulting in ground resonance and substantial damage to the helicopter’s fuselage, and main rotor drive system.

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28-May-14 N392GP Robinson R44 Chugiak, US-Alaska (1F)

Pilot killed during loadlifting training operations – named here as Thomas Moore.  Post crash fire.  Ground crew seriously burned in attempts to rescue pilot

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05-Sep-13 Bell 206B Katmai National Park, US-Alaska

Crew of three stranded by weather on a volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.   The three were identified as pilot Sam Egli, USGS geophysicist John Paskievitch and University of Alaska-Fairbanks researcher Taryn Lopez

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17-Aug-13 N190EH Eurocopter AS350B2 Healy, US-Alaska

Struck powerlines

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08-Aug-13 N70NW Bell UH-1B Tok, US-Alaska

FAA report that this was on “hauling ops” but this video and the caption below suggest it was on firefighting work

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30-Mar-13 N911AA Eurocopter AS350B3 Talkeetna, US-Alaska

Impacted terrain while maneuvering during an SAR flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.

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24-Mar-13 N353DL Eurocopter AS350B3 Stevens Village, US-Alaska

On landing, pilot looked to ensure tail rotor clearance and inadvertently inputted cyclic. Helicopter rolled up on one skid and main rotor blades struck the ground. Helicopter was involved in load lifting operations

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15-Dec-12 C-GYPH Eurocopter AS350B3 Beluga, US-Alaska

Collision with trees during load lift operation.  Pilot injured.  CADAORS ref 2012P2046

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26-Sep-12 N4171J Robinson R22B Anchorage, US-Alaska

Training accident, dynamic rollover onto starboard side

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01-Sep-12 N178CH Eurocopter AS350B2 Talkeeetna, US-Alaska

Tail rotor drive shaft sheared

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08-Aug-12 N737TV MD Helicopters MD600N Delta Junction, US-Alaska (1F)

En route to pick up miners at the remote site when the helicopter crashed into the side of a hill and rolled a considerable distance, killing the pilot -  later named as James Hopper, 63

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31-Jul-12 N74496 Robinson R44 Wainwright Village, US-Alaska

Autorotated and landed hard

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20-Jul-12 N363AL Bell 206L3 Circle City, US-Alaska

Rolled over on landing

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01-May-12 N309MH Bell 407 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Struck trees with main rotor blades while landing

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21-Apr-12 N121MR Robinson R22A Palmer, US-Alaska

Struck tail rotor on landing

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18-Apr-12 N191EH Eurocopter AS350B2 Valdez, US-Alaska

Tail rotor separated while landing on glacier

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12-Mar-12 C-GVEB Hughes 500D Trading Bay, US-Alaska

“flipped over”

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21-Jan-12 N4510T Robinson R44 Anchorage, US-Alaska

Loose cargo bag flew into rotors

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15-Jan-12 SP-SSW PZL SW4 Fairbanks, US-Alaska

A PZL SW4 has crashed at Fairbanks International Airport while operating there for “Cold Weather Testing”.  3POB.  The incident happened at 2:23 p.m. and the temperature at the airport was minus 36 degrees that afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

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13-Dec-11 N309MH Bell 407 Cantwell, US-Alaska

Tail rotor struck vegetation

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26-Sep-11 N230CH Eurocopter AS350BA Juneau, US-Alaska

Rolled over during landing

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23-Sep-11 N204PA Bell 206B Seward, US-Alaska

Tail rotor struck snow bank

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30-Aug-11 N169CW Robinson R22 Unalaska, US-Alaska

Force landed into water

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04-Jul-11 N315SH Hughes 500 McGrath, US-Alaska

Pilot Paula Huckleberry, 61, was flying to McGrath with two passengers — 21-year-old Scott Stevenson of Idaho and 39-year-old Chris Fontes of Arizona 

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27-Jun-11 C-GLHQ Hughes 369D Ambler, US-Alaska

Tipped backwards and fell off elevated platform while engine was running

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15-May-11 N779DZ Robinson R44 Talkeetna, US-Alaska

Tail rotor struck vegetation

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10-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky UH-60 Knik Glacier, US-Alaska

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19-Jun-10 N333DV Robinson R44 Unalaska Island, US-Alaska (1F)

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19-May-10 N230CH Eurocopter AS350 Juneau, US-Alaska

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15-May-10 N81191 Robinson R44 Seward, US-Alaska

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06-Mar-10 N26TC MD Helicopters MD369E Delta Junction, US-Alaska

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28-Sep-09 N501SU Hughes 369A Palmer, US-Alaska

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7-Sep-09 N4186Y Robinson R44 Central, US-Alaska

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25-Jul-09 N159LM Eurocopter BK117 Anchorage, US-Alaska

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30-Jun-09 N1088N MD Helicopters MD369E Ketchikan, US-Alaska

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26-Jun-09 N9ZR Eurocopter SA318C Talkeetna, US-Alaska

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4-Jun-09 73-21907 Bell OH-58 Buffalo Point, Yellville, US-Alaska

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15-May-09 N813DG AgustaWestland AW139 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

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12-May-09 N7196H Robinson R44 Iliamna, US-Alaska

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12-Apr-09 N208CH Eurocopter AS350 Haines, US-Alaska

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