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19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

Training accident, rollover onto starboard side.  Heavily damaged – see images

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29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

Pilot was practicing autorotations, landed hard and bent boom.

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10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

Helicopter blades struck ramp worker during startup.  The man who was killed was identified in this report as Salvatore Disi, 62

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02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter that was assisting the Florida Forest Service and Marion County Fire Rescue with active brush fires crashed while dipping a bucket for water in a lake.  Pilot is named in press reports as Sgt. John Rawls

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09-Dec-15 N4427H Robinson R44 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Accident reported on NTSB website without further details

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01-Dec-15 Robinson R22A South Venice, US-Florida

R22 went down on a training flight from Venice Regional Airport.  Female student named here as Agnus Jolumo was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with head and facial injuries, while the male instructor Ronald Vasconcelos went by land ambulance with minor injuries to Venice Bayfront Health

FAA quote this as N8560M but that R22 was cancelled from the N register a year prior to this accident and thus we are not quoting a registration or MSN at this time

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04-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Sanford, US-Florida

Light aircraft ground taxying ran into parked and unattended US Army Blackhawk

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03-Sep-15 N16056 MD Helicopters MD500E New Smyrna Beach, US-Florida

Brian Hayes, Volusia County Mosquito Control’s chief pilot, was flying a routine larvae-cide mission when the helicopter crashed.

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06-Aug-15 N800BP Robinson R22 Hollywood, US-Florida

Precautionary landing on golf course. Later cleared for onward flight

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10-Jul-15 N572AM Airbus AS350B2 Tallahassee, US-Florida

Emergency field landing.  Pilot was only one on board

Date could be 09-Jul-15 (press report was very early morning on 10-Jul-15)

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24-Apr-15 N7371T Robinson R44 Lakeland, US-Florida

Blade damaged while helicopter being fueled.  The location and date suggest that this was at the Sun’N’Fun event

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27-Mar-15 163220 Bell TH-57B Pensacola, US-Florida

US Navy TH-57B rolled over onto its starboard side during a night training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured

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22-Mar-15 N30242 Robinson R44 Orlando, US-Florida (3F)

R44 went down two miles west of the airport it took off from, crashing into a house and killing the pilot and two passengers – later named here as Bruce Teitelbaum, 48, and Marsha Khan, 55,  and Harry Anderson, 42

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14-Mar-15 N472SH Robinson R22 Sarasota, US-Florida

Minor damage on landing

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14-Mar-15 N220AF Rotorway A600 Lake Wales, US-Florida

Crashed in unknown circumstances

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09-Mar-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Pensacola, US-Florida (11F)

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

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12-Feb-15 Bell TH-57 Spencer Field, US-Florida

Training accident of a SeaRanger out of Whiting Field NAS, rolling over onto its side while landing

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28-Jan-15 N475AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Mid air collision with fixed wing Piper Pa28 N54380

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29-Dec-14 N771MM Robinson R22 Lantana, US-Florida (1F)

Crashed in unknown circumstances just outside boundary fence of Lantana Airport – killing instructor Luis Aviles, and seriously injuring student pilot Johnathan Desouza

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23-Oct-14 N418SV Bell 206B Palm Beach, US-Florida

Substantially damaged.  FAA website provides no further information at this time

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13-Sep-14 Everglades City, US-Florida

Emergency landing – pilot requested a mechanic, and some water.  No details of any damage in teh press reports

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21-Jul-14 N1830D Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Rolled over on landing

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05-Jun-14 Bell TH-57 Whiting Field, US-Florida

Both instructor and student injured in training flight accident at NAS Whiting Field

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23-Apr-14 N547AM Eurocopter AS350B2 Panama City, US-Florida

Tail rotor struck fence

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08-Feb-14 N571AC Robinson R44 Panacea, US-Florida (2F)

Officials believe the helicopter had just taken off when it hit trees close to the Wakulla County Airport’s runway. The helicopter then cut nearby power lines, and came to rest in a marshy area.  53-year-old Curtis Robert Clifford and 49-year-old Terry Bryan Ooten were found dead, while 45-year-old Sheri Noelle Devore survived

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03-Feb-14 N8618F MD Helicopters MD500D Naples, US-Florida

Tail struck ground during autorotation training

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31-Jan-14 N80GH Sikorsky S76A Fort Lauderdale, US-Florida

Main rotor blades struck hangar while taxying

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23-Jan-14 N72AP Robinson R22 North Palm Beach, US-Florida

Training accident, helicopter ended up on its starboard side

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21-Jan-14 N2110J Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Landing accident, helicopter on its side

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10-Jan-14 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Helicopter clipped wing of parked fixed wing.  Unclear whether helicopter was taking off, landing or being repositioned at the time

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06-Dec-13 N1001N Texas M74L (Bell 47G) Sebring, US-Florida (1F)

Pilot died in accident from low level on agricultural operations.  Post crash fire.  The pilot was later identified as Jon Whitaker

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03-Dec-12 162027 Bell TH-57C Walnut Hill, US-Florida

Safe emergency landing with no injuries to 3 POB

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01-Nov-13 N17880 Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Force landing in muddy area

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29-Sep-13 Lehigh Acres, US-Florida

Crashed and subsequently completely burnt out.  Pilot Donald Purden conscious and alert

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07-Aug-13 N803DS Bell 407 Daytona Beach, US-Florida

Emergency landing on the beach, no damage

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03-Aug-13 N109WJ Agusta 109A Fort Lauderdale, US-Florida

Landing gear collapse

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08-May-13 N318DB Eurocopter SA318C Everglades National Park, US-Florida

Pilot reported a loss of engine power while hovering the helicopter at 20 feet during biological survey flight. Aircraft was substantially damaged.

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02-May-13 N209LF Eurocopter EC130 Walnut Hill, US-Florida

EMS Helicopter grounded after technical (electrical?) fault on take-off.  Patient on board and taken onwards by ground ambulance

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23-Apr-13 N473SD Hughes OH-6A Crystal River, US-Florida

Emergency landing at night on highway US19.  Pilot minor injuries treated at scene, co-pilot uninjured

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03-Apr-13 N3101H Robinson R44 Tamiami, US-Florida (2F)

Crashed into a parking lot two miles after take-off, killing both occupants.  Non-aviation witnesses report an explosion before the helicopter reached the ground. Post crash fire.  The deceased were later named by Miami Dade Police as pilot Mark Palmieri and passenger Ross Allen.  One report states it was a post-maintenance test flight

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30-Mar-13 N770CQ Robinson R44 Halledale, US-Florida

Precautionary landing – no further details known

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19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Heavy landing, deforming the skids, on the side of Highway US-1 after engine malfunction

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06-Feb-13 N5072R Hiller UH-12B Meritt Island, US-Florida

Heavy landing from 75ft after pilot reported loss of power,  Port skid collapsed, tail rotor damaged.  3 POB, 1 to hospital, 2 refused.

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26-Jan-13 N9041U Hiller UH-12B Adams Ranch, US-Florida

Apparent engine failure on a flight to shoot feral hogs.   Pilot William Harward and his two passengers, Massad Ayoob and Jonathan Strayer, were treated at Raulerson Memorial Hospital in Okeechobee and released

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02-Jan-13 N345VH Robinson R22 Tampa, US-Florida

Helicopter tipped over onto its starboard side on a training flight landing

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18-Dec-12 N804MP Eurocopter AS350B3 Miami, US-Florida

Bird strike – turkey vulture broke windshield and injured pilot – the only person on board.  Safe landing in a parking lot

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16-Dec-12 N145FH Eurocopter EC145 Kissimmee, US-Florida

Bird strike – windshield broken

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30-Nov-12 N2626N Robinson R22 Apollo Beach, US-Florida (1F)

Crashed into water, killing sole occupant pilot John “Larry” Ward.  Witness reported rotor blade separation

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28-Nov-12 N911FK Sikorsky S76A Tavernier, US-Florida

Tail rotor damage after striking tree.  EMS aircraft, accident time 0130 local.

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20-Sep-12 N911CK Eurocopter EC135T1 Naples, US-Florida

Bird strike to upper cowling and rotor system, during night flight. Maintenance cleaned and inspected finding no damage

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01-Sep-12 N577LF Eurocopter EC135P2+ Escambia County, US-Florida

Hit by laser while circling potential EZ landing site.  Source identified, arrest made

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24-Jul-12 N9679F Hughes 300C St Petersburg, US-Florida

General media reported it as a tail rotor issue while hovering.  Helicopter came to rest close to a fence

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04-Jul-12 N561CH Robinson R44 Tallahassee, US-Florida

Crashed into lake – student pilot on night training exercise

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13-Jun-12 Boeing CV-22B Navarre, US-Florida

Crashed on training mission out of Hurlburt Field’s Eglin Range, injuring all five occupants

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04-Jun-12 N427AL Bell 427 Indiantown, US-Florida

Hit buzzard in flight, emergency landing ended up with helicopter on its side.  5 POB to hospital as a precautionary measure, but not seriously injured.  Helicopter registered to Southern Aviation Systems, but address points to this being linked to corporate operator Southern Waste Systems

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25-May-12 N806LA Bell 206B Longboat Key, US-Florida

Lost power and force landed on beach.  Slight damage to tail boom noted from press photo.  Helicopter was en route to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport made an emergency landing this afternoon on Longboat Key’s Gulfside beach.

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19-May-12 N444WT Robinson R44 Destin, US-Florida

Main blades chopped tail boom on landing

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11-Apr-12 N135WJ Eurocopter EC135P2 Palm City, US-Florida

Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.  Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”

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06-Apr-11 N244AM Eurocopter EC135P2+ St Augustine, US-Florida

Ingested plastic carrier bag on final approach to land on road to pick up accident victim.  Aircraft went U/S and patient continued by road.  Mechanic called to clear aircraft for flight.

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02-Apr-12 N911FR Bell 412EP Opa Locka, US-Florida

Tail rotor struck ground during hover taxi

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23-Mar-12 N31PB Bell 407 Delray Beach, US-Florida

Emergency landing in wooded area.  Helicopter ended up on its skids with its nose against a wall,  narrowly missing a convenience store.  Pilot and copilot both both injured

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06-Mar-12 N83AP Bell 206B Titusville, US-Florida

JetRanger working with Bristow Academy crashed and turned over.  Main rotors ripped off, tail boom damage but skids appear to in one piece?  No injuries

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07-Jan-12 “Alligator Alley”, US-Florida

A helicopter made an emergency landing on Alligator Alley Saturday night, authorities said.  No one was injured and the helicopter was quickly cleared from the roadway, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

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06-Jan-12 Robinson R22 St Petersburg, US-Florida

helicopter made a hard landing and ended up on its side

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26-Dec-11 N5016M Bell 206B Palatka, US-Florida (3F)

3 died when their JetRanger crashed en route from Jacksonville to Gainesville to retrieve a heart meant for a patient at the Mayo Clinic, police and hospital officials said.  The crash killed cardiac surgeon Luis Bonilla, procurement technician David Hines and pilot Hoke Smith shortly before 6 a.m. in a dense pine forest southwest of Green Cove Springs. Smith was the owner of helicopter operator SK Jets and had recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary.  Reg N5016M not N95SK as previously reported

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08-Dec-11 N911GV Bell OH-58C Alachua, US-Florida

Pilot  Richard Bran put the police helicopter down in a built up area after an unnamed problem

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05-Nov-11 N413RM Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Helicopter was on a low-level aerial tour when it lost height over a residential area

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27-Sep-11 N982DH Robinson R44 Clearwater, US-Florida

Training accident, ended up on its side

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19-Sep-11 N937AM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hobe Sound, US-Florida

The EMS pilot took off with patient on board, but shortly after take off not notified the on-scene engine crew that they had smoke in the cockpit and were declaring an emergency.  Landed safety and patient to hospital by land ambulance

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03-Sep-11 N7197W Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

Photo shows helicopter on its port side

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28-Aug-11 N2093U Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Solo student pilot, emergency landing off the off the BeachLine Expressway, sparking a brush fire.  Pilot had reportedly  landed quickly due to an onboard fire.

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11-Aug-11 N62JF Robinson R22 Titusville, US-Florida

On long finals, the pilot accidentally switched off the fuel flow.  Helicopter made an engine-off landing on a residential street, sliding some distance on its skids before reaching some trees which arrested its movement and it ended up upside down under a tree

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19-Jul-11 162670 Bell TH-57C Molino, US-Florida

Emergency landing made in field.  No apprarent external damage.  Likely on training operations out of NAS Pensacola

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10-Jul-11 N10786 Robinson R22 Lantana, US-Florida

Hard landing shortly after take-off

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29-May-11 N911SL Bell OH-58C Fort Pierce, US-Florida

“We saw him spinning and hit the ground,” Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Ale said.   The helicopter’s cockpit and cabin appeared intact, but its tail boom was bent and its rear rotor sheared off.  Pilot named as Deputy Shawn Sullivan

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