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12-Feb-15 Sikorsky MH-53E Norfolk, US-Virginia

Precautionary landing shortly after take off – MH-53E is currently focus of safety inspections regarding wiring and fuel lines

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19-Oct-13 N53846 Hughes 500D Suffolk, US-Virginia

Contacted trees while trimming them.  Landed without incident

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24-May-13 Bell UH-1 Arlington, US-Virginia

Near miss – military helicopter and Embraer 175 airliner at same level (400ft) and 950 ft horizontal separation.  Airliner on approach to Reagan National Airport

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17-May-13 Virginia Beach, US-Virginia (2F)

Two members of the FBI’s ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team (Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw) were killed  during a training accident involving a helicopter off the coast of Virginia Beach.  The military statement said very little except that it encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”

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24-Aug-12 N407N Bell 407 Abingdon, US-Virginia (1F)

Crashed into lake shortly after take-off around 10.20pm – after dropping off six passengers at helicopter owner’s home.  Sole occupant pilot was named in local press as Bill R. Starnes, 64 (see obituary)

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17-May-12 Lexington, US-Virginia

A medical helicopter came within 1,000 feet of three military jets after dropping off a patient, a spokesman for healthcare organization Carilion Clinic said.

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26-Apr-12 164771 Sikorsky MH-53E Virginia Beach, US-Virginia

There were no injuries among the crewmen aboard and the helicopter suffered no damage as a result of the precautionary landing.  8 POB.  C ode 540 from the press photo (link 2) leads us to believe this was Bu164771

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13-Apr-12 N17HX Bell 205A-1 Hot Springs, US-Virginia

Minor damage during external load operations

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22-Sep-11 N391LV Robinson R44 Culpeper, US-Virginia

Landed in field in unknown circumstances. Filed by FAA as accident report

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25-Mar-11 N4033P Hiller UH-12E Elkwood, US-Virginia

The helicopter came to rest tilted on its left side. One of the main rotor blades was nearly snapped off, and the impact completely sheared off the rear tail rotor, which came to rest a short distance from the main body.  Had completed 20 minutes flying time since maintenance, and was the pilot’s first flight in 2011

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31-Dec-10 N385PH Eurocopter EC135 Weyers Cave, US-Virginia

Mid-air collision with Cessna 172 N2876L in which two people died.  Helicopter landed safely.  No patient on boad.  Crew listed as pilot Paul Weve, co-pilot and nurse Joseph Root and flight nurse Carolyn Booke.

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09-Oct-10 N5UV AgustaWestland AW109E Charlottesville, US-Virginia

Field landing and rudder struck trees

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16-Aug-10 N….. Bell UH-1 Warrenton, US-Virginia

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11-May-10 N31VA Bell B407 Abington, US-Virginia

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19-Jan-10 N36VA Bell 407 Appomattox, US-Virginia

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22-Oct-09 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky UH-60 off Virginia Beach, US-Virginia (1F)

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20-Oct-09 N145CL Eurocopter EC145 nr Roanoke, US-Virginia

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23-Sep-09 70-15367 OH-58 Wytheville, US-Virginia

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21-Jul-09 163790 Sikorsky SH-60 Fort Pickett, US-Virginia

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2-Jun-09 N8356F MD Helicopters H369D Staunton, US-Virginia

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21-Mar-09 N2360M Robinson R22 Richmond, US-Virginia

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