Latest Accident Reports

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11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

Pilot reported difficulties while flying and made emergency landing in built-up area – it appeared to be circling at low level in this doorbell footage  All four on board, including a baby of 2 months old, got out without further injury. Air Methods statement : Today an Air Methods owned aircraft experienced an accident in... Read more

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

Press release: Devon Air Ambulance’s H145 Helicopter, G-DAAS has been parked on the Derriford Hospital Helipad since the afternoon of Saturday 8 January. This is as a result of damage the aircraft sustained during a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) task on Dartmoor. The aircraft skid was damaged during the landing on the moor, probably as a... Read more

06-Jan-22 Bell AH-1Z Wrightstown, US-New Jersey

US DoD statement – A Marine Corps AH-1Z with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, had a mishap at approximately 3:30 p.m. (EST) today in Wrightstown, N.J., outside Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. There were no fatalities or civilian structure damage. Two personnel were on... Read more

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

Badly damaged in training accident... Read more

05-Jan-22 L170x MD Helicopters MD530F Hadath al-Jebbeh, Lebanon

Emergency landing after the soldiers on board heard a strange sound and they decided to make an emergency landing – the helicopter ended up on its side in a tree.  According to a press report, all on board of the helicopter are in good health. The Lebanese Army received six 530Fs from the US in... Read more

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

1 fatal injury of the four on board when the helicopter came down on the edge of a wood nr Livingston.  Fatality named in this press report as  54-year-old Daniel King of Livingston while the survivors were named as pilot 73-year-old John Martin and passengers 26-year-old Braydon King and 23-year-old Brocton King At approximately 11:45... Read more

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

Crashed east of Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport. Passenger Juli Wagner received fatal injuries and pilot Matthew Jones was 1 injured.  According to this press report, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed that Matthew Jones should not have been in Tennessee, or flying any aircraft, as he is facing a federal prosecution in Utah for mail fraud and... Read more

14-Dec-21 5146 Enstrom 480B Jiraprawat, Thailand (2F)

Crashed and burned out, with instructor and student receiving fatal injuries.  News reel shows one helicopter suddenly losing altitude in a long parade of 9+ helicopters.  One report indicates there was smoke was emanating from the helicopter while it was in flight. The fatalities were later named as Lt. Col. Panthong Banchongplaen, flight instructor and... Read more

14-Dec-21 N150AS Bell 407 LaPlace, US-Louisiana (1F)

Helicopter crashed on the eastbound carriageway of the Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge on Interstate 10.  Aircraft was observed flying low, consistent with low cloud base and low visibility at the time.  Helicopter took out some powerlines, causing 20,000 people to be without electricity.  The helicopter was on fire post impact and completely burned out, as... Read more

14-Dec-21 N862YB Bell 407 Bridgeport, US-Texas

FAA – Training flight for power recovery practice.  Crashed over safety area on runway.  ... Read more

14-Dec-21 N8827F Hughes 269A Crowley, US-Texas

FAA: Pilot lost control while practicing on a private ranch, and rolled onto its side on landing.  No injuries reported to the 2 POB Helicopter is registered to an address in the town of the incident... Read more

13-Dec-21 N920PD Bell 429 New York, US-New York

Experienced engine issues in the hover, made a heavy landing damaging skids and underside of fuselage. New York Police Dept aircraft... Read more

12-Dec-21 N434PH Bell 407 Conroe, US-Texas

Controlled emergency landing after being unable to recover correctly from practice autorotation landing... Read more

11-Dec-21 ZS-HXG Bell 206L Ultimate HP, South Africa

Helicopter appeared to lose power on final approach and landed very heavily just short of the helipad.  Location was adjacent to an earth bank, which the main blades hit.  Fuselage creased on aft starboard side, and images show oil as having leaked from the engine – but it is not known whether this was prior... Read more

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

Crashed in mountainous region near Lake Karakul on flight from Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo region).  Pilot received fatal injuries... Read more

09-Dec-21 N401TB CHR Safari 400 McKinney, US-Texas

After performing some maintenance work on an amateur build helicopter, the pilot carried out a test flight.  In a low hover there was an explosion which caused the helicopter to crash from low level and subsequently burn out. Pilot to hospital with burns. Helicopter believed to be a CHR (Canadian Home Rotors) Safari 400 from... Read more

08-Dec-21 ZP5164 Mil Mi-17V5 Coonoor, India (14F)

India’s top military commander has been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the country’s Air Force says. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others died after the Mi-17V5 helicopter came down in hills near Coonoor city on Wednesday morning.  Images show that the helicopter... Read more

03-Dec-21 N7116L Robinson R22 Hachita, US-New Mexico

Crashed during low level cattle operations on a ranch.  FAA report “unknown” injury level to the pilot, the only person on board. Noted that the same owner had a fatal Robinson R22 accident on 04-Dec-98 – see NTSB DEN99FA024... Read more

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

Main blades sliced tail boom on training flight while practicing autorotations St. Louis County Police helicopter damaged at Spirit of St. Louis https://t.co/g4nPl1NaYe — KMOV (@KMOV) December 2, 2021... Read more

28-Nov-21 N59600 Bell 206B Perry, US-Oklahoma (1F)

Crashed under unknown circumstances, caught fire and completely burned out.  Pilot received fatal injuries passenger had serious injuries. Address quoted in press report equates to address on FAA register for owner Jeff A Henke... Read more

25-Nov-21 H-0433 Bell UH-1H Ñu Guasu, Paraguay (3F)

Three of the four on board the helicopter received fatal injuries in a training accident Two of the deceased were named in this tweet as Gustavo Velazco Acosta, Lieutenant Andrea Cubilla and Sergeant Gustavo Arzamendia Se confirmó el fallecimiento de 2 personas tras la caída del Helicóptero de la FFAA en Luque. En total habían 4... Read more

22-Nov-21 N307TC Leonardo AW169 Bastrop, US-Texas

Bird strike on climb-out from hospital helipad, damaging windscreen and beam.  ADSB data shows helicopter continued its 12 minute flight back to base... Read more

22-Nov-21 N102LD Rotorway Exec 162F Scio, US-Oregon

FAA : Flipped over on takeoff after tail rotor was struck by something Press Report : Pilot (named as 74-year-old Jack Elvin) quoted as saying “mechanical failure when trying to land” Sheriff: 74-year-old pilot walks away unharmed after helicopter crash near Scio https://t.co/QmVNB8p8Op — Fox12Oregon (@fox12oregon) November 23, 2021... Read more

21-Nov-21 OE-XCE Bell 429WLG Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1F)

Crashed and caught fire on landing.  Weather reported as foggy.  Pilot was the only person on board.... Read more

20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

Police helicopter on counter-narcotics operation crashed for unknown reasons.  Initial reports (example) show foggy conditions, which may have been contributory.  Two fatalities of the six on board as a result of the accident, with a third death confirmed a short time later from the hospital Colombian vice president Marta Lucia Ramirez tweeted the names of... Read more

20-Nov-21 LN-OOS Airbus H145 Kongsvikdalen, Norway

Air ambulance on a mission to help three persons that were lost in the mountains. The helicopter had to wait in heavy snow showers while boarding the passengers. The crew were aware of a power line they had to be careful to avoid while navigating out of the valley. Due to the heavy snow the... Read more

19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

Tail rotor struck ground on take-off... Read more

15-Nov-21 N103WC Bell OH-58A Molalla, US-Oregon

Experienced engine issues while in low level ops (Christmas tree harvesting).  Main blades struck tail boom... Read more

14-Nov-21 D-HOHL Hughes 300C Grimma, Germany

Heavily damaged in emergency landing, but remained upright on its skids.  Tail boom was not attached to the cabin.  Two people on board only suffered minor injuries See image  ... Read more

13-Nov-21 N902CH MD Helicopters MD902 Springfield, US-Missouri

While en route from a scene request to a Springfield hospital, the aircraft was illuminated repeatedly by a blue laser.  The individual tracked the aircraft with the laser for approximately 3-5 minutes.  The laser was behind us and would illuminate and wash out the cabin with light.  The incident was reported to ATC while it... Read more

10-Nov-21 N3027W Robinson R44 Fort Davis, US-Texas

FAA : Helicopter lost lift due to density altitude, crashed to the ground and rolled over.  Pilot and two passengers had minor injuries... Read more

10-Nov-21 N619DE Bell 407 Eloy, US-Arizona

Force landing on a road after paraglider tether caught on the skid... Read more

31-Oct-21 N132BR Bell 47D.1 Zelienople, US-Pennsylvania

Crashed into a field shortly after take-off... Read more

28-Oct-21 N27TK Bell 206L3 Covelo, US-California

Low level photo mission with door off.  Passenger removed jacket which was sucked out, caught on the stabilizer and then the tail rotor, causing helicopter to crash.  Pilot and three passengers reported as not injured, but helicopter reported as substantially damaged... Read more

28-Oct-21 N4058C Robinson R22 Riverside, US-California

Emergency landing on the shoulder of Interstate 15.  The helicopter is so new, it is still registered to the manufacturer and not yet to the first customer... Read more

26-Oct-21 V5-HOC Bell 206L1 Mhlambanyatsi, Eswatini (1F)

Crashed into wooded area and consumed in post crash fire.  The pilot died in the accident and was later identified in this article as Gary Fox. A helicopter has crashed and burned at the Mhlambanyatsi forests in the early hours of Tuesday morning. #Eswatinihttps://t.co/OAMcCOAcpc — Independent News Eswatini (@inewseswatini) October 26, 2021  ... Read more

23-Oct-21 LV-CVE Airbus Bo105 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Medical helicopter had landed on the highway to assist at an accident involving two trucks.  The road had NOT been closed to traffic, and another truck drove past too close, causing the tips of the main blades to strike and damage the truck, with the impact moving the helicopter on its skids across the tarmac. ... Read more

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

Emergency landing shortly after take-off.  FAA say damage level “unknown”... Read more

20-Oct-21 PR-ITT Robinson R66 Ponta Porã, Brazil (2F)

Brazilian airport authority Infraero refers to the flight as “illegal”. Helicopter was carrying 246kg of cocaine, crashed and burned out in an open field, killing both occupants, named here as Matheus Henrique dos Santos Venancio (aged 20) and Pedro Augusto Boim (aged 24).  Image issued by Police... Read more

18-Oct-21 N901EM Leonardo AW109E East Machias, US-Maine

While on the ground picking up a patient at night, the ground ambulance struck the rotor blades. The helicopter was ferried back to base on 21-Oct-21 after assessment by maintenance team... Read more

18-Oct-21 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing in field due to engine issues.  FAA report damage level “unknown”... Read more

17-Oct-21 D-HALR Robinson R44 Buchen, Germany (3F)

Helicopter crashed in woodland area. Wreckage was found scattered across an area of several hundred meters. All three on board died.... Read more

15-Oct-21 G-WIZZ Agusta-Bell 206B Humberston, UK

Main rotor blades sliced tail boom during emergency landing on beach. Helicopter was moved quickly due to incoming tide Helicopters don’t bounce! @BBCNews @looknorthBBC pic.twitter.com/rDo8MSjsWS — Ruairidh Greig (@Argee48) October 15, 2021... Read more

08-Oct-21 C-GSYN Guimbal G2 Chibougamau, Canada

A Synergy Aviation Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GSYN) crashed in a lake near Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT). The extent of the damage is unknown. The sole person on board was injured. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were... Read more

06-Oct-21 N505TJ Bell 429 Batavia, US-New York

Helicopter was inbound from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Operator’s post on Facebook stated : Mercy Flight’s Batavia-based helicopter N505TJ was involved in a hard landing near the Genesee County Airport. No patients were onboard at the time of the incident, and all four of the Mercy Flight crew members involved sustained no injuries as a... Read more

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

FAA state this was due to loss of tail rotor effectiveness The State Police pilot, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Press report says State Police report helicopter seriously damaged... Read more

05-Oct-21 N266RK Robinson R66 Delta, US-Missouri

Helicopter was being used to spray creek banks in the area with weed killer and contacted powerlines, causing it to crash... Read more

04-Oct-21 C-FZVM Kaman K-Max Killam Bay, Canada (1F)

During logging operations, the helicopter crashed into the water and sank.  Pilot assumed drowned... Read more

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

Midair collision with fixed wing N2868H, causing helicopter to crash to the ground.  Both student pilot and instructor received fatal injuries – named here as 34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal... Read more

30-Sep-21 N74706 Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

Sole occupant pilot seriously injured... Read more

29-Sep-21 N430NR Hiller UH-12 Garfield, US-Georgia

FAA : Helicopter crashed in field... Read more

28-Sep-21 N212HT Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

Blade struck fence on landing.  Minor injury to the 4 POB Helicopter destroyed... Read more

28-Sep-21 G-PASH Airbus AS355F1 Stapleford, UK

Aircraft was blown round “into wind” in a heavy storm when parked on grass at night.  Given that the storm was sufficient to blow another AS355 on its side, it is likely this helicopter would need to be assessed for damage too.... Read more

28-Sep-21 G-IDEB Airbus AS355F1 Stapleford, UK

Aircraft was blown over onto its starboard side in a heavy storm when parked on grass at night.  At least two of the three main blades broken, tail bent, starboard stabilizer broken... Read more

28-Sep-21 YU-HHH Airbus SA341 Stapleford, UK

Aircraft was damaged in a heavy storm when parked on helipad at night.  Main blades forced to high coning angle (from CCTV video) and likely damaged, plus consequential damage to rotorhead... Read more

25-Sep-21 N668RL Bell 407 Patterson, US-Louisiana

Bell 407 N662RL was lifting off for departure when it drifted backwards into sister ship N668RL of the same operator... Read more

25-Sep-21 N662RL Bell 407 Patterson, US-Louisiana

Bell 407 N662RL was lifting off for departure when it drifted backwards into sister ship N668RL of the same operator  ... Read more

24-Sep-21 N5334V Hiller UH-12E Bovill, US-Idaho

FAA : Aircraft crashed after loss of power... Read more

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

FAA report – Emergency landing on golf course due to engine issues.  Image issued by Prescott Airport suggests no damage, although it is unknown how heavy the landing was... Read more

21-Sep-21 PP-NTB Robinson R66 Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil

Damaged beyond repair after hangar collapse in storm... Read more

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

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