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20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Precautionary landing in water retention basin.  No injuries to 2 POB.  No damage to aircraft

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18-Oct-15 N73224 Bell 47G3B Searchlight, US-Nevada

70 year old pilot Richard Dick was reportedly rounding up cattle at low level in windy conditions, when a gust caused him to crash

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18-Aug-15 N17YS Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

hard landing off field.  Substantially damaged

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08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident

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31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Very heavy landing in residential area, minor injuries to 2 POB later named as David Callen and Paul Lourenco.

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27-Aug-14 N4187W Robinson R22 Gardnerville, US-Nevada

Substantially damaged after striking wires 10 ft above ground on take-off.  Boom broken and tail separated. Heavy impact starboard side.  Pilot named in press as Doyle Holden and passenger as Karen Cole.

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24-Aug-14 N4246Z Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

Rolled onto its side on landing

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03-Jul-14 N832PA Airbus AS350B3 Winnemucca, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during sling-load operations for Bureau of Land Management.  Level of damage not known.

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13-Apr-14 N78CS Helicycle Reno, US-Nevada (1F)

Single-seat recently-completed amateur-build helicopter crashed fatally shortly after take-off from Reno Stead Airport.  See also NTSB report

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06-Apr-14 N441JL Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Emergency field landing with time given by FAA as 00:11 local.  No injuries to the 4 POB

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01-Jan-14 N133GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

Heavy landing and rolled over after losing power on a post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot was only person on board

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26-Aug-13 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Creech AFB, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during a training exercise and caught fire.  4 POB unharmed

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22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

According to a LVMPD press release, David Vanbuskirk “somehow became detached from the hoist line, falling into the canyon below.” The distance that the man fell is under investigation, but Sheriff Doug Gillespie later stated in a press conference that “it is clear that this was a non-survivable fall and he died on impact.” The victim was able to remain on the cable and was safely lifted onto the aircraft.

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22-Jul-13 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Tail rotor struck ground on landing on a training flight.  From this press report – According to airport spokesperson Christine Crews told FOX5 one of the helicopter’s rotors struck the ground, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The Sundance spokesperson, though, said the Eurocopter AS350B2 had tail rotor and skid damage only.

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20-Apr-13 N4237M Bell 206B Wells, US-Nevada

Tail rotor damaged on landing

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18-Feb-13 N20620 Bell 206 Ely, US-Nevada (1F)

Ted McBride, 74, died after contact with a power line during agricultural operations

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07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

Emergency landing in field.  No damage

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24-Sep-12 N911BL MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Heavy landing on training flight and ended up on its starboard side.  Local press later named (here) Police Sgt. Darin R. Garness  as being at the controls, and the other pilot was officer Clifford Wicks.

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18-May-12 Bell UH-1 Red Rock Canyon, US-Nevada

Las Vegas police Huey rescue helicopter clipped a Red Rock Canyon wall with its main rotor blades on a training flight with 5 POB.  Sources say a strong wind gust pushed the Bell HH-1H helicopter into a canyon wall in the Spring Mountain range.  Safe landing, no injuries

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08-Apr-12 N55NZ Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Nevada

Tipped over on landing

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11-Feb-12 N20536 Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Fell on side during landing

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07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

5 killed on “sunset” tour flight.  Pilot has been named as  Landon Nield, 31.  Passengers named include Delwin and Tamara Chapman, from Utica, Kansas, who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.  The other two passengers were 26-year-old Anupama Bhola and 28-year-old Lovish Bhanot, both from New Delhi, India.

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03-Dec-11 N431MA Bell 222U Pahrump, US-Nevada

Tailrotor struck a mound of dirt on landing

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31-Aug-11 N902CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Gerlach, US-Nevada

During landing aircraft tipped forward onto toe of the skids. Minor damage to the nose of aircraft.

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09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

Rotor blade struck unknown object in flight. Landed safely

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04-Jun-11 N6128U Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Crashed while hovering

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11-Mar-11 N8360T Robinson R22 North Las Vegas Airport, US-Nevada

Dynamic roll-over

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11-Mar-11 N130GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

Landed hard during precautionary landing

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12-Aug-10 N….. (Type TBA) Las Vegas, US-Nevada

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20-Jul-10 N3185A Bell B206 Wells, US-Nevada

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08-Jun-10 N….. Bell OH-58 Reno, US-Nevada

Washoe County have two OH-58As – N1032F (Bell MSN 70-15595) and N1911 (71-20729)

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23-Apr-10 N220LN Bell 222U Laughlin, US-Nevada

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17-Jan-10 N904CF Eurocopter AS350B2 Reno, US-Nevada

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22-Dec-09 N407AM Bell 407 nr Las Vegas, US-Nevada

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23-Nov-09 N177PA Bell B206L Red Butte, US-Nevada

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27-Sep-09 N29LE Robinson R44 Mount Charleston, US-Nevada

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21-Aug-09 N Robinson R44 West of Tonopah, US-Nevada

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13-Aug-09 N340SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Lake Mead, Las Vegas, US-Nevada

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12-Aug-09 N911WY MD Helicopters MD530FF Las Vegas, US-Nevada

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10-Aug-09 N862MH Eurocopter EC130 Boulder Beach, US-Nevada

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22-Apr-09 N17YS Schweizer S269 15m from Las Vegas, US-Nevada

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10-Feb-09 166363 Sikorsky MH-60S 17m SE NAS Fallon, US-Nevada

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