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08-Mar-19 N64RA Bell UH-1B Olympic Peninsula, US-Washington (1F)

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20-Jul-15 N121PT Bell UH-1H Walla Walla, US-Washington

Press “pilot walked away from an emergency landing”.  FAA “Aircraft destroyed”.  Firefighting ops.

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01-Jul-15 N9490F Hughes 300C Asotin, US-Washington (2F)

Two fatalities – later named as Hudson Simmons and Hayden Simmons. Unknown circumstances

Location is very close to state line. Incident location reported relative to both Lewiston ID and Asotin WA which are opposite sides of the river forming the state line at this point.

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19-Feb-15 N166DR Bell UH-1H Shelton, US-Washington

Fell onto its side on take-off

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11-Aug-14 N7432F Hughes 300C Darrington, US-Washington

Force landed, pilot had minor injuries

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01-Aug-14 N3597T Eurocopter AS350 Tahoma, US-Washington

Collision with terrain during take-off.  4 POB, 2 airlifted, one with leg and one with head injuries.

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23-Jul-14 N949FM Bell 206B Wenatchee, US-Washington (1F)

Crashed from low level killing the sole occupant pilot, while flying agricultural ops drying orchards

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22-Jul-14 N5225C Hughes 500D Oso, US-Washington

Crashed during logging operations after tail hit a logging cable.

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12-Jul-14 N88771 Bell 47K Kingston, US-Washington

Ditched in shallow water.  3 POB got out OK, one named by local press as Tatyana Kutsenko

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27-Jun-14 N560LH Robinson R44 Quincy, US-Washington

Crashed after striking a pole during agricultural work

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23-May-14 N260TA Bell UH-1H Waitsburg, US-Washington

Owner Tom Archer was taking off from his own property after not flying the helicopter in about a month.  Rotorhead and main blades ended up 10-15m from the fuselage

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18-Mar-14 N250FB Eurocopter AS350B2 Seattle, US-Washington (2F)

KOMO News helicopter down in Broad Street in Seattle, more updates shortly.  Seattle Police confirm at least two fatalities – named in this article as  pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO photographer Bill Strothman.  The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5 according to this KING 5 report

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17-Oct-13 N414CC Robinson R44 Sedro-Woolley, US-Washington

Hard landing and rollover onto port side.  2 POB injured.  Helicopter was making a precautionary landing at 9.30pm in a pasture due to reducing visibility.

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30-Jun-13 N674TH Kaman K-Max Wenatchee, US-Washington

Damaged on landing.  Further details awaited

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24-Jun-13 N407FK Bell 206B Royal City, US-Washington

Crashed into a cherry orchard after catching bird netting at low level.  Pilot 31-year-old Christopher Iezzoni suffered back injuries and was having trouble breathing

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26-May-13 N99090 Hiller UH-12E Wenatchee, US-Washington

Main rotor separated, tail boom bent – pilot Charles Holmes and his wife Shanda.  Accident was shortly after take off and return to the airfield, following a refuel.

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02-May-13 N442RN Robinson R44 Pomeroy, US-Washington

Rolled over during aerial spraying operation

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12-Apr-12 N442FG Robinson R44 II Ocean Shores, US-Washington

76 year old pilot and his 51 year old passenger not injured in accident, which left helicopter on its side

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28-Dec-12 N407KS Bell 407 Renton, US-Washington

“Guardian One” Helicopter fell off side of ground handling trolley during run up, causing tail to contact the ground

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21-Dec-12 N4010B Robinson R22 Auburn, US-Washington

Substantial damage on landing

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26-Oct-12 N7530F Robinson R44 Chelatchie, US-Washington

Substantially damaged during tree harvesting operation

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03-Oct-12 N80140 Robinson R22 Marblemount, US-Washington

Emergency landing made in Cascades National Park

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07-Sep-12 N212SH Robinson R22B Newman Lake, US-Washington

Crashed after losing control in the hover

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05-Aug-12 N156RW Rotorway Exec 90 Colville, US-Washington

Roll-over

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26-Jul-12 Whidbey Island, US-Washington

We have received a report of a helicopter crash on Whidbey Island.  No injuries to occupants and waiting on further details

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26-Jun-12 N4582D Bell UH-1F Concrete, US-Washington

Contacted powerlines during sling operations.  Bucket operator sustained serious injuries

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12-Jun-12 N282MC Robinson R44 East Wenatchee, US-Washington (1F)

Clipped a power line while attempting to dry off an East Wenatchee cherry orchard.  Two occupants seriously injured, of which one died in hospital the day after.

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30-May-12 N106TV Bell 206B Burbank, US-Washington

Crashed into an apple orchard after losing power.  Tail damage.  Pilot not injured

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07-Mar-12 N54BA Robinson R22 Randle, US-Washington

“impacted the side of a hill”

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09-Feb-12 N809LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Oakesdale, US-Washington

20 minutes into flight, weather rapidly changed putting helicopter in Inadvertent IMC.  Location is estimated based on cruise speed of aircraft and stated routing from Spokane to Lewiston

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12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [1 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

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12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [2 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

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08-Aug-11 N8332T Robinson R22 Deer Park, US-Washington

Substantially damaged in landing accident

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27-Jul-11 N808LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Aurora, US-Washington

Tail rotor drive shaft cover separated from the aircraft during post-maintenance positioning flight

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25-Jul-11 N5663 Sikorsky S55 Chelan, US-Washington (1F)

Had just flown over a block of cherry trees and was turning to fly back when it hit power lines 40-50 feet above the ground.  Crashed and burned, killing pilot.  Stephen W. Nelson reportedly died of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation

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25-Jul-11 N855TC Sikorsky S55B Brewster, US-Washington

The video report on the link given states that the same operator had two helicopter accidents today, one fatal at Chelan (see HeliHub.com report) and one on the ground at Brewster

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12-Jul-11 N3623Z Schweizer 300C Malaga, US-Washington

The pilot reported that while flying low over a cherry orchard to dry the cherries, the engine experienced a loss of power. The helicopter subsequently settled into the trees.

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18-May-11 N341WN Bell UH-1H Ellensburg, US-Washington

Struck trees during low level manoeuvre

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08-Jul-10 N62AJ Helicycle Arlington, US-Washington

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07-Jul-10 6017 Sikorsky MH-60 nr James Island, US-Washington (3F)

The three fatalities were aircraft commander Lt. Sean D. Krueger, 33, of Waterboro, Maine; Aviation Maintenance Technician, First Class Adam C. Hoke, 40, of Great Falls, Mont.; and Aviation Maintenance Technician, Second Class Brett M. Banks, 33, Green River, Wyo. The helicopter’s co-pilot, Lt. Lance D. Leone, 29, of Ventura, Calif., survived.  See also later press releases regarding dropping charges against the surviving co-pilot, and the final report citing crew complacency as an issue

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08-Jun-10 N7069J Bell 47G.4A Shaw Island, US-Washington

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02-Jun-10 N522SA Robinson R22 Spokane/Felts Field, US-Washington (1F)

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24-Jul-09 N1255T Sikorsky S55 Chelan, US-Washington

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15-Jul-09 N3213K Rotorway Exec 162F Sequim Valley Airport, US-Washington

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11-Jul-09 N302PD Bell B206 Burlington, US-Washington

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7-Jul-09 N Grays Harbor, US-Washington

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21-May-09 N7530F Robinson R44 Orient, US-Washington

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