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
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
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
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
Crashed in unknown circumstances just outside boundary fence of Lantana Airport – killing instructor Luis Aviles, and seriously injuring student pilot Johnathan Desouza
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
Pilot reported a loss of engine power while hovering the helicopter at 20 feet during biological survey flight. Aircraft was substantially damaged.
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
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
Hit buzzard in flight, emergency landing ended up with helicopter on its side.Â 5 POB to hospital as a precautionary measure, but not seriously injured.Â Helicopter registered to Southern Aviation Systems, but address points to this being linked to corporate operator Southern Waste Systems
Lost power and force landed on beach.Â Slight damage to tail boom noted from press photo.Â Helicopter was en route to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport made an emergency landing this afternoon on Longboat Keyâ€™s Gulfside beach.
Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.Â Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”
Ingested plastic carrier bag on final approach to land on road to pick up accident victim.Â Aircraft went U/S and patient continued by road.Â Mechanic called to clear aircraft for flight.
Emergency landing in wooded area.Â Helicopter ended up on its skids with its nose against a wall,Â narrowly missing a convenience store.Â Pilot and copilot both both injured
3 diedÂ 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.Â 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.Â Reg N5016M not N95SK as previously reported
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.Â Landed safety and patient to hospital by land ambulance
On long finals, the pilot accidentally switched off the fuel flow.Â 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
â€œWe saw him spinning and hit the ground,â€ Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Ale said.Â Â The helicopterâ€™s cockpit and cabin appeared intact, but its tail boom was bent and its rear rotor sheared off.Â Pilot named as Deputy Shawn Sullivan