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11-Dec-19 N65RS Enstrom F28 Bluffdale, US-Utah

Aircraft crashed under into a field near Redwood road, after the pilot lost the tail rotor and started spinning.

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17-May-19 N744TW Robinson R44 II Alpine, US-Utah (2F)

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09-Sep-15 N253HP Airbus AS350B3 Draper, US-Utah

Rope became entangled in main rotor during a manoevre with one skid on a rock ledge while hovering,  Pilot Kent Harrison made some aggressive manoevres to avoid ground crews nearby, during which the tail hit a nearby cliff face.  Helicopter continued spinning, but pilot regained some control and continued to a safer landing zone and made an upright landing

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12-Jul-15 N441MM Robinson R22 Panguitch, US-Utah

Pilot Duane Fielding, of St. George, and his 14-year-old son/passenger were not seriously injured.  Gust of wind while in a low hover led tail to touch the ground, causing the helicopter to become unstable and crash

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16-Dec-14 N352SL Airbus AS350B2 Bicknell, US-Utah

Loss of power at 20ft agl, heavy landing

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02-Dec-14 N3234U Robinson R44 Bountiful, US-Utah (2F)

Main rotor and mast separated shortly after take-off from Sky Park Airport on post-maintenance test flight to track and balance the blades.  Two fatalities named later as Claus Hauer and Bruce Orr

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13-Nov-14 N425U Eurocopter AS350BA Panguitch, US-Utah

Rolled onto its side on landing, 2 POB, one slight injured, other not injured.

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11-Sep-14 N142MA Bell 407 Moab, US-Utah

Sole occupant pilot injured in crash – helicopter was on survey work for Greenriver Energy

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29-Apr-14 N37929 Hughes OH-6 Boulder, US-Utah

FAA: “Went into an embankment and rolled onto its side”. One TV station reported it as a hard landing during a mission aimed at livestock predator control.

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06-Apr-14 N13HG Robinson R22 Range Creek, US-Utah (2F)

Pilot Robin Venuti, 38 and passenger Albert Rubio killed when helicopter crashed in “treacherous terrain” on elk-hunting flight

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05-Feb-14 N3211N Bell 206B Bountiful, US-Utah

Fell onto its side on take-off in snowy conditions

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06-Dec-13 N2066W MD Helicopters 500E Monticello, US-Utah

Force landing during animal capture operation

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08-Jul-13 N712U Robinson R22B American Fork Canyon, US-Utah

28 year old instructor and 24 year old student – both seriously injured.  Crashed onto rocky mountain side and rolled some way down a slope.

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28-Jun-13 N7187B Robinson R44 Beaver Dam, US-Utah

“crashed under unknown circumstances” says the FAA.  Pilot was solo student

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24-May-13 N45UH Eurocopter EC145 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

Bird strike and bird entered cockpit. AirMed 4 landed safely on the helipad at Kennecott mine. There were no injuries

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15-Dec-12 N393LE Robinson R22 Logan-Cache Airport, US-Utah

Tipped over onto its side on landing.  Training flight

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17-Aug-12 N208WM Robinson R22 Spanish Fork, US-Utah

Training flight, reportedly practicing autorotations.  CFI Gary Hansen sustained bad head injuries, student only minor injuries.

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11-Aug-12 N7135J Robinson R22 Monticello, US-Utah

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03-Sep-11 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Heber City, US-Utah

Three injured – pilot reported entered autorotation after engine failure.  Pilot named as Ken Heidorn and passengers were Suzanne Tanner and her 15-year-old son

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23-Apr-11 N109RX AgustaWestland A109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

Bird strike en route.  No injuries reported

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06-Apr-11 N268SH Robinson R22 South Valley Regional Airport, US-Utah

Hard landing on training flight  – skids splayed out although helicopter remained upright.  Tail boom sliced by main blades.

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01-Mar-11 N206BY Bell B206 Tooele Valley Airport, US-Utah

Very heavy landing on long-line training flight.  Helicopter ended up on starboard side with boom separated.

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03-Feb-11 N441TB Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

Run on landing on wet mud performed which ended in the helicopter on its side, tail boom apparently severed by the tail which ended up close to the fuselage.

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22-Nov-10 N408UH Bell 407 Ogden, US-Utah

AirMed was responding to a rollover on I-84 when the rotor struck a metal pole on the side of the road. The craft raised 10 feet in the air and began tipping on its side before the pilot brought it down hard on both skids, which splayout out.

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27-Sep-10 N6122 Bell 206L3 Logan, US-Utah

Foreign object debris struck main blades on takeoff. Landed without further incident

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16-Jul-10 N944DW Robinson R44 Salt Lake City, US-Utah (1F)

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07-May-10 N393LE Robinson R22 Mendon, US-Utah

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29-Apr-10 N407UH Bell B407 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

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19-Apr-10 N44DQ Robinson R44 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

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26-Mar-10 N407UH Bell 407 Ogden, US-Utah

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03-Mar-10 6028 Sikorsky MH-60T Soapstone Pass, US-Utah

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18-Aug-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

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25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah

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28-Mar-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake CIty, US-Utah

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19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah

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12-Mar-09 N90764 Robinson R22 Skull Valley, US-Utah

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26-Feb-09 N430UT Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

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01-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

21 year old instructor flying family members.  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s improper decision to fly at low altitude while maneuvering in mountainous terrain in a canyon and inadvertently exceeding the climb capability of the helicopter. Contributing to the accident were a high density altitude, mountainous terrain, and a tailwind encountered during the attempted course reversal.

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8-Jan-09 N168SH Robinson R44 West Valley City, US-Utah

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31-May-08 N268SH Robinson R22 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The student’s improper use of the anti torque pedals during a practice hover autorotation, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over. Additional causes of the accident were the certificated flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the maneuver and delayed remedial action.

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18-Jun-07 N712U Robinson R22B Park City, US-Utah

21-year-old flight instructor on a cross-country training flight with a student .  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The pilot’s failure to maintain rotor RPM during hover taxi. A contributing factor was the high density altitude weather condition.

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08-Apr-06 N921U Robinson R22B Tooele, US-Utah

On a training flight, the helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude, the front of the left skid caught in the soft uneven ground, and the helicopter rolled left.  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the helicopter during the takeoff initial climb, which resulted in an in-flight collision with the ground. A contributing factor was the gusty wind condition.

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