Latest Accident Reports

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18-Sep-21 N512MT Bell 407 Conroe, US-Texas

Bird strike damaged stabiliser shortly after take-off... Read more

17-Sep-21 N420AT Hughes 500C Ash, US-North Carolina

Field landing following engine issues... Read more

16-Sep-21 N888DV Robinson R66 Monticello, US-Georgia (3F)

Helicopter went down in forested area in poor weather.  All three on board received fatal injuries – they were named here as Alister Pereira, 42; Charles Ogilvie, 46; and Carson McElheney, 40.  Helicopter had taken off from Thomasville in south Georgia near the Florida border Photo: Jasper County Sheriff... Read more

15-Sep-21 N632SD Airbus AS350B2 Romeo, US-Michigan

Hard landing during autorotation training (FAA). Level of damage unknown in FAA report... Read more

15-Sep-21 N166LW Robinson R66 Reynoldsville, US-Illinois

Aircraft crashed into field after striking power lines (FAA)... Read more

13-Sep-21 EC-NBT Airbus AS332L2 Sierra Bermeja, Spain

Main blades struck a tree.  All 19 on board safely left the aircraft.  Helicopter involved in firefighting operations and was taking a group of firefighters to the scene of the fire.  With the helicopter incapacitated, the fire then came through the same area and the helicopter was burned out the next day 🔥 Un helicóptero... Read more

13-Sep-21 PK-CAW Bell 429 Budiarto, Indonesia

Training flight, heavy landing from 300ft and subsequent roll-over onto its port side. The helicopter belongs to the Ministry of Transportation’s Aviation Facility Calibration Center (BBKFP Kemenhub). Three on board exited OK #Foto Helikopter itu sempat naik 100 meter, tapi turun lagi, kemudian terguling. Begini potretnya: https://t.co/UcXd9uN9Ko — detikcom (@detikcom) September 13, 2021    ... Read more

12-Sep-21 F-ZBQG Airbus EC145 Villard-de-Lans, France (1F)

Helicopter was involved in the rescue of a mountain biker in the area of the Vercours ski resort near Villard-de-Lans.  Helicopter reportedly contacted cables and crashed, then consumed by fire.  One fatality, two serious (Pilot and SAMU Doctor) and two less serious injuries (two Gendarmes) – the latter four evacuated to hospital in Grenoble for... Read more

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

Reportedly due to instrument issues, helicopter landed in shallow river in four feet of water 2 people on board exited without injury... Read more

09-Sep-21 N523EH Bell 212 Livingston, US-Montana

Significant vibration experienced, emergency landing.  Damage level not known... Read more

08-Sep-21 N51789 Enstrom 28C Toughkenamon, US-Pennsylvania

Landed hard, skid broke, helicopter rolled over... Read more

08-Sep-21 N6516K Bell 206L3 Tillamook, US-Oregon

While conducting low level lifting work, helicopter contracted wires and crashed Helicopter crashes into power line in Tillamook County, sparking fire https://t.co/kkLj5KiTT9 — TRACY IZSAK (@CLOUDOFLARGE) September 11, 2021    ... Read more

07-Sep-21 N138HN Airbus EC135P2+ Martinsburg, US-Virginia

Background: On the morning of the incident the flight crew based at KMRB in Martinsburg, WV was preparing to transition from a spare aircraft back into their normal duty aircraft which had just recently come out of a 1000-hour maintenance interval. The pilot-in-command for the day shift elected to move the spare aircraft (N102HN) off... Read more

07-Sep-21 N102HN Airbus EC135P1 Martinsburg, US-Virginia

Background: On the morning of the incident the flight crew based at KMRB in Martinsburg, WV was preparing to transition from a spare aircraft back into their normal duty aircraft which had just recently come out of a 1000-hour maintenance interval. The pilot-in-command for the day shift elected to move the spare aircraft (N102HN) off... Read more

06-Sep-21 N125KW MD Helicopters 500E Healy Lake, US-Alaska

Crashed after skid caught on helipad during take-off... Read more

30-Aug-21 N779DZ Robinson R44 Elfin Cove, US-Alaska

Rolled off the side of the landing pad... Read more

27-Aug-21 N544SH Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

FAA : Low Rotor RPM, Emergency landing.  Damage level not known... Read more

27-Aug-21 N303AE Bell 206L1 Glide, US-Oregon

Crashed after hitting a tree during logging operations... Read more

19-Aug-21 VH-NVH Airbus Bo105 Archerfield, Australia

After take-off, the crew detected abnormal airframe vibration and returned the aircraft to Archerfield. The post-flight inspection revealed a crack in one of the main rotor blades.... Read more

01-Aug-21 N7000J Robinson R66 Colusa, US-California (4F)

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office named the four individuals as William Bernard Vann, 67, Suzanne Marie Vann, 60, and Bobbie Lee Keaton, 62, all of Williams, and Charles Thomas Wilson, 71, of Rocklin.... Read more

20-Jul-21 PK-TVY Sikorsky S76C++ Soehanah platform, Indonesia

When about to land, a loud noise was heard and the aircraft rolled to the right. The aircraft stopped at the edge of the helipad. All main rotor blades detached.... Read more

16-Jul-21 G-WHGA Robinson R44 Halfpenny Green, UK

Student solo flight.  Helicopter ended up on its port side in a wide open flat grass area... Read more

15-Jul-21 G-HBEK Agusta 109C Holton Heath, UK

Helicopter ended up on its side on a flat grass area.  Local press report that the pilot was not injured.... Read more

11-Jul-21 EC-JDQ Airbus AS365N3 Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (1F)

Customs helicopter was involved in attempting to apprehend a boat being driven at high speed in the early hours of the morning, suspected of transporting drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar.  Helicopter crashed into the sea, and the observer died in the accident – named here as José Luis Domínguez Iborra.  Pilot and Copilot were... Read more

11-Jul-21 EC-MTS Bell 412 Ejea, Spain

Firefighting helicopter had just completed water pickup when it lost power and descended into a lake – see video of incident.  2 POB out OK and rescued.  Helicopter was involved in fighting a fire at Cinco Villas... Read more

07-Jul-21 N911KW Bell 212 Weed, US-California

Firefighting helicopter ditched into Lake Shastina, from where it was picking up water.  US Forest Service reported that the pilot was able to swim/walk away... Read more

06-Jul-21 SP-CCC Robinson R44 Mikołajki, Poland

3 POB escaped from this helicopter after it crashed heavily into the water of Lake Tałty – CCTV footage in this video from YouTube... Read more

05-Jul-21 N4945F Robinson R44 Portland, US-Oregon

FAA report “struck a large bird on take off, damaging the door frame”.  Helicopter had not long taken off from Portland-Troutdale Airport... Read more

30-Jun-21 N1225D Enstrom 280FX Sherman, US-Texas

FAA report “forced landing in a field”... Read more

28-Jun-21 PT-SUS Airbus H125 Jequitai, Brazil

The aircraft took off for a medical flight at around 12:35 UTC from Mario Ribeiro (SBMK) aerodrome, Montes Claros – MG, in order to land outside a helipad, in the municipality of Jequitaí – MG. A pilot, a technical crew member, a doctor and a nurse are on board. During the final approach, an obscuring dust cloud... Read more

28-Jun-21 N147AH Bell 47G.2A.1 Brasstown, US-North Carolina

FAA report that helicopter crashed at a private airstrip and that the helicopter was destroyed... Read more

28-Jun-21 M502-3 Airbus AS555SN Lumut, Malaysia

Heavy vertical landing, with skids splayed out, base of fuselage touching the ground and tail boom twisted.  Main blades untouched, pictures suggest.  4 POB to the medical unit on the naval base where the accident occurred.... Read more

15-Jun-21 N398M Bell UH-1 Townsend, US-Montana

Firefighting helicopter made heavy landing under adverse wind conditions.  The aircraft spun right about 120 degrees on landing, and rolled to the left, caught fire and burned out.  Before catching fire, all 5 POB were safety evacuated from the aircraft. Helicopter was working the Deep Creek fire.... Read more

14-Jun-21 N443SH Robinson R44 Sylva, US-North Carolina

FAA report “Aircraft nose and rotor struck the ground” and no reported injuries to 3 POB  ... Read more

07-Jun-21 N4162M Robinson R44 Boise, US-Idaho

FAA “Aircraft landed in a field”... Read more

06-Jun-21 VH-HMQ Leonardo AW139 Mangalore, Australia

The AW139 was flying southbound toward Mangalore at 3,100 feet above mean sea level. At the same time, the PA-44 was conducting a practice instrument approach to Mangalore. The PA-44 commenced a missed approach from below 3,000 feet in a northerly direction toward Mangalore and the pilot broadcast that the aircraft would climb to 3,900... Read more

03-Jun-21 N41G Hughes TH-55A Monroe, US-Louisiana

FAA “Helicopter went into a tail spin on landing and hit hard on the grass”... Read more

02-Jun-21 PR-OTF Leonardo AW139 Ocean Courage rig, Brazil

Helicopter ended on its side after a landing on an offshore rig during a night training flight.  The crew suffered light injuries and evacuated the aircraft.   The offshore deck fire crew were on hand and extinguished a small fire which was causing smoke, but no flames. Helios photo... Read more

30-May-21 VH-TJK Leonardo AW139 Shelly Beach, Australia

While conducting a single-pilot EMS flight, the aircraft was flown into a confined area and unimproved landing site with the aid of night vision goggles. During the later stages of the approach, the aircraft drifted towards terrain. The crew aborted the approach and elected to conduct a precautionary out-landing about 1 km away. Inspection of... Read more

26-May-21 VH-KLY Robinson R22 Hay, Australia (1F)

The pilot, the sole occupant on board, was mustering cattle along a fence line on a property 75 km west of Hay, NSW, and had landed to open a gate at the entrance to a yard. Shortly after, a witness heard the helicopter take-off and, very soon after, a loud bang. Suspecting an accident, the... Read more

17-May-21 RA-????? Robinson R44 Mudyug Island, Russia (1F)

Russian Investigative Committee statement “According to preliminary data, the crash of a Robinson helicopter near the island of Mudyug in the Arkhanglesk region was reported at 21:25 Moscow time on May 17, 2021. The helicopter set off from the Vaskovo airport in the Arkhangelsk region. As a result of the crash, one person died, two were... Read more

13-May-21 N432PH Bell 407 Midlothian, US-Texas

Main blades struck port horizontal stabiliser during run-on landing on grass. No injuries to pilot or 2 passengers... Read more

09-May-21 N40YB Bell 206B Chino, US-California

FAA : Aircraft made an off airfield landing for unknown reasons. Pilot and 3 passengers not injured... Read more

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

Autorotation landing.  Skid stuck in ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter nose to hit ground and main blades to slice tail boom... Read more

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

FAA : Substantially damaged during long-line work.  2 POB not injured... Read more

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

Emergency field landing after bird strike... Read more

05-May-21 N6068S MD Helicopters MD530F Mesa, US-Arizona

Post-flight inspection found damage to the tail rotor... Read more

03-May-21 G-WNSG Sikorsky S92 North Sea, UK

Aircraft went AOG on North Sea Platform Valaris 122.  Aircraft still present on rig 05-May-21 (image – Facebook)... Read more

02-May-21 N4528T Robinson R44 Monroe, US-North Carolina (1F)

Wire strike during low level agricultural work.  Pilot died in the accident... Read more

02-May-21 HB-ZQQ Leonardo AW109S Padua, Italy

Main blades struck canopy over fuel area at airport.  Rotor disc imbalance was serious enough for the main blades to slice the tail boom off The pilot had reportedly planned on refuelling at Ozzano but was unable to do so on arrival and flew on to Padua.... Read more

28-Apr-21 N53DE Bell 429 Eden, US-North Carolina (1F)

Helicopter was involved in a routine powerline inspection when it went down on the edge of a wood close to the lines, then burning out.  Two passengers were seriously injured, and the pilot was fatally injured... Read more

23-Apr-21 N119AA Leonardo AW119 Apodaca, Mexico (1F)

Helicopter came to rest nose down, tangled in overhead lines over a road.  Shortly after, it caught fire and was consumed. Reports say 3 POB with at least 1 fatality.  Image from Protección Civil Protection department of the state of Nuevo Leon, who also posted these images of the aftermath once the fire was extinguished.... Read more

22-Apr-21 N4055N Robinson R44 Wilkes-Barre, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

Helicopter crashed in woodland under unknown circumstances at approx 9pm in evening.  The sole occupant pilot was named as the FAA-registered owner Sanjay Kansara, a doctor... Read more

22-Apr-21 G-TAAS Leonardo AW109SP Carsington, UK

Bird strike took out port windscreen.  Safe field landing.  EMS helicopter was on a positioning flight back to base and there was no patient on board... Read more

21-Apr-21 HL9285 Sikorsky S76C+ Munmun-myeon, Korea (1F)

Firefighting helicopter ditched in a lake.  Copilot was found unconscious in 10m of water, transferred to hospital in Cheongju, but died.  Pilot survived Pictured here two days later during the recovery task.  [segye image]... Read more

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

19-Apr-21 N516MT Bell 407 Columbia, US-South Carolina

FAA report emergency field landing for this air ambulance helicopter... Read more

17-Apr-21 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Ilsky, Russia (1F)

Helicopter crashed during low level agricultural spraying operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries  ... Read more

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

Emergency landing on golf course.  FAA report did not supply any further details.  ... Read more

13-Apr-21 148825 Sikorsky CH-148 Halifax, Canada

Precautionary off-airfield landing in a local park on a training flight.  No apparent damage.  Helicopter was towed back to base by road (10 kilometers)... Read more

11-Apr-21 VT-YMA Leonardo AW109SP Madavana, India

Corporate helicopter owned by LuLu International who issued this statement (from Outlook India) regarding the incident, which involved their CEO “Yusuff Ali, currently in Kerala, was on a short trip from his home in Kochi to visit a relative at a nearby hospital. Due to the sudden deterioration of weather conditions and heavy rains, the... Read more

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

Heavy landing in a garden on grass.  Skids splayed out.  Press report states pilot was Tereso T Orozco, 64, of Topeka, and passenger was Kenneth David Norman, 48, of Sunnyvale, Texas.  Neither were injured... Read more

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

FAA – Skid stuck in mud while hover training, bending the skid... Read more

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

Successful emergency landing made on football pitch, following a possible governor failure that happened shortly after the aircraft left Naples Municipal Airport... Read more

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

Emergency landing in a car park, landed heavily and skids splayed out after the helicopter started spinning in the air, suggesting a tail rotor issue (see video below) 2 minor injuries of 4 POB.  This was a training flight by a company intending to use the helicopter for sightseeing.  One report said that they do... Read more

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

Helicopter dropped load, pinning person to the ground.  Load was a swimming pool shell weighing 2000lb (907kg), which fell 50 ft onto a person standing below. Canadian operator Coldstream Helicopters reported four weeks ago on their Facebook that they had purchased this aircraft.  Victim to hospital by road ambulance... Read more

05-Apr-21 N8348X Robinson R44 Johnson, US-Kansas

Loss of control while hovering (FAA).  2POB not injured... Read more

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

During positioning flight back to base, VFR at night, the co-pilot’s door sliding window fell out.  Pilot diverted from intended route and landed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport without further incident.... Read more

03-Apr-21 N577DD Robinson R66 Riegle, US-Pennsylvania

Helicopter was inbound from Harrisburg, PA and ended upright after a very heavy landing.   The tail boom chopped off and the floats had popped out, the latter likely due to the landing impact. Pilot was the only POB. Image from Pennlive report... Read more

03-Apr-21 F-HPTI Guimbal G2 St-Georges-de-Reneins, France

Training flight – sloping ground –  student hovers and places the helicopter facing the wind. At fifteen meters above the ground, a clicking sound is heard by the crew and the instructor takes over. He made a U-turn to land where he had just taken off. During landing, landing slid downwind, the helicopter bounces then... Read more

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

FAA report “tail rotor strike during hover manoevres”... Read more

02-Apr-21 G-JDHN Rotorway Exec Ledbury, UK

Press image shows helicopter on its side in an open field.  2POB, injuries reported as “not serious”  ... Read more

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

Helicopter was involved in loadlifting operations, and lost altitude suddenly , crashing into trees as seen below in the image from Vigili del Fuoco.  37 year old pilot was the only POB and was taken to hospital... Read more

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