Crashed in jungle on flight searching for two missing mountaineers. Wreckage found three days later. Two occupants (pilot Capt Chatchawal Thanthong and experienced mountain trekker U Shwe Yin Taw Gyi) hiked for some time and were located further days after that according to this report. The third (Myanmar co-pilot Aung Myat Toe who navigated) was found dead a few days later according to this article – he was not strong enough to hike out from the crash site. Capt Chatchawal Thanthong suffered broken ribs and by the eighth day of trekking (according to this article) was too weak to keep up with Shwe Yin Taw Gyi, and they agreed that he would wait at a specified place – and was rescued from there a further three days later.
Crashed in open field not far short of landing at Rand Airport. Both people on board killed – pilot named here as Blake Simpson. The helicopter caught fire after impact and was completely destroyed.
While hovering to assess a potential landing site, the pilot received a LOW ROTOR RPM warning. The pilot then lowered the collective but the helicopter struck a tree and landed hard. Both occupants received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.
Helicopter crashed into lake during a scenic flight, although Military Police reported that this type of operation was not permitted for this helicopter and/or pilot. Pilot Abitbol Bruno Nogueira de Andrade got out (and reportedly fled the scene) while the two passengers were trapped inside and drowned. Press report stated “According to police, the driver was offering risky maneuvers danger to people who accompanied him on flights”. Passengers named as Marcos Antônio Alves, 44. and his wife Lívia Reis Carvalho, 27. Video of accident here.
Helicopter overflew a boat before flying at low level and high speed, getting lower very gradually until hitting the water. The water surface was glassy smooth, perhaps contributory. After crashing, the helicopter is said to have sunk almost immediately. The pilot/owner who died has been identified as 41 year old Alexei Afonchenkovu. Passenger survived
Initial reports coming in. Witnesses say they heard a “loud crack” shortly be fire the helicopter started descending rapidly.
The helicopter took off from Dechmont, near Livingston in West Lothian and was due to land at Humberside Airport for refuelling before flying on to Gamston, presumably en route it’s home base at Manston. It had been operating experience flights at Ingliston Showgrounpd on Saturday 13th and appears to have been en route home.
The report here named the pilot as Brian Bridgman and the passenger as John Kent
During the approach to a confined landing area, the pilot was alerted to an object to the left of the helicopter and while manoeuvring to avoid this object, the main rotor and tail rotor struck a tree. The pilot conducted a missed approach and after the subsequent landing, assessed the damage as minor and elected to continue the flight. An engineering inspection at the end of the day revealed substantial damage to the rotor blades.
Pilot killed in crash on firefighting ops – Type and operator confirmed by this report. Registration confirmed from photo on this page – enlarged here. Pilot named as Fernando Baraza on this tribute page
Operated by Airwest Helicopters for Cochise County Sheriff. Main blades chopped tail boom and skids splayed out in heavy landing. Two POB were listed as pilot Larry Pucci and the observer Officer Justin Dannels (the son of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels)
Percautionary landing due to poor weather. On the ground five hours before continuing journey from Vadodara to Udaipur. No indication in the press report how much pre-flight planning the pilot had done with the weather forecast.
Operator Trans Bharat Aviation has three Bell 407s and one 206
The subject helicopter was noted at 5.15am local time on 12-Sep-14 on a trailer at Calais ferry port bound for the UK. Given it is based UK, there must have been some reason that it was not flown back to the UK. Incident date 11-Sep-14 thus approximate
Helicopter ditched. Three bodies recovered, fourth not found and presume drowned.
Owner/pilot was billionaire Michael Henriksen of MH Gruppen, which specialises in container shipping. Another name published was that of Morten Friis, an executive in Norrecco, also part of MH Gruppen. Volvo Trucks Denmark named the other two as their CEO Søren Wettergreen and Sales Manager Mark Jacobsen
Crashed shortly after take-off into the car park of a football stadium. Post crash fire. The two deceased were named as Lieven Ghekiere and Johan Deceuninck
Note – despite being registered in the US, this helicopter has been based in Belgium
Crashed near Gelendzhik airport and caught fire. Full video of accident here. From a steady hover the helicopter lost height and hit the ground heavily and bounced. The impact caused the tail boom to shear off and thus the helicopter became dynamically unstable, it immediately crashed onto its belly and caught fire. It burned out completely. Both occupants died – noting that the video does show one person being taken by stretcher to an ambulance.
Rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission. All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation. Recovered by a Chinook 11-Sep-14
CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde. All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered
Failed to gain height on climb out and struck powerlines causing helicopter to come down – see amateur footage of take-off A total of six were on board – four adults and two children under 10 – and the helicopter was operating short joyride flights from the Festa do Charque event
Damaged in heavy landing only 30m from take-off point on sightseeing flight. Passengers named as Janice Mitchel, Elizabeth Hamilton, William Leur, Elizabeth Benevides, Debbie Lonechamps and Stephanie Black all walked from the crash site unaided
The Riverside County Sheriff press release says “On 08/28/2014 at approximately 11:00 AM the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit was conducting training exercises with a department helicopter. While low-flying over the Hemet / Ryan Airport runway the helicopter crashed. Sheriff’s personnel operating the helicopter were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The cause of the crash is being investigated by FAA.“
Substantially damaged after striking wires 10 ft above ground on take-off. Boom broken and tail separated. Heavy impact starboard side. Pilot named in press as Doyle Holden and passenger as Karen Cole.
Blades struck mountain side during rescue operation of a climber, causing helicopter to crash. All three on board killed, named as
The helicopter is officially serialled HU.15-90. It also carried the Guardia Civil code 09-118
Intended landing point was on a football pitch as part of an election campaign by Alexandre Baldy. When it was about to land, the main rotor blades collided with the cross-bar of the goal and the wire fence surrounding the football pitch. Fragments of the cross-bar were cast at a distance of 41 meters, perforating a metal gate of the garage of a residence. One of the main rotor blades broke with the impact, while the other blades sustained substantial damage. The helicopter tail-boom structure got perforated in several places
Bad weather had prevented the helicopter from from touching down at the base where they had planned to land. The accident happened during the diversion. One of the occupants was Major General Israel Rudy Ruiz Ortiz, Chief of Staff of National Defense of Guatemala
While conducting aerial agricultural operations, the helicopter struck a wire and subsequently collided with terrain. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the pilot received minor injuries.
Crashed on powerline patrol, killing both on board – 51-year-old pilot Matthew Wallace of Hiram, Georgia and 63-year-old David Carson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was employed by Alabama Power.
Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed and crew member were severely injured. Later they were evacuated to hospital. The very same pilots flew on Mil Mi-8MT, 62 YELLOW which was shot down the day before (see HeliHub.com page for that accident). That time they were into luck to escape uninjured.
The helicopter was slinging a hydro tower into position. After positioning the tower, the ground crew secured two of the support cables to their foundations. The pole was then shifted to accommodate securing of the remaining two support cables. As the two secured cables became taut, the pilot felt a bump and the helicopter became unstable. The pilot then released the load and was able to regain control of the helicopter. The helicopter then landed safely. There were no injuries and there was no damage to the helicopter.
On a local flight 32 NM northwest of Matagami, QC, when the engine (Honeywell LTS-101-700-D2) failed on final for the helipad. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The TSB will implement a plan to examine some of the components
Mil Mi-8MT helicopter of 16 Army Aviation Brigade was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed but crew managed to leave the downed machine and return to air base. The next day the same crew flying on another helicopter would be shot down again. (see HeliHub.com page for that accident).
Heliski helicopter crashed on mountain. Boom detatched from cabin, which rolled further down the slope. 1 fatal (named as Jerome Box) of 7 on board – five skiers, their guide and the pilot. The other six all to hospital, none with life-threatening injuries
Helicopter came down with significant vertical force, causing the skids to splay out, the cabin to touch the ground and the boom to detach at the root. That said, the main and tail rotor blades were not damaged. 4 of 6 POB injured
Dale Elio, 54, was crop-spraying herbicide on a bean field when main blades contacted power lines. Helicopter hit ground nose-first, then fell on its starboard side. Minor injuries. Brief power outage from broken power lines.
Crashed into a lake/swamp with 4 POB, all out OK. Helicopter on its starboard side in water less than 2m deep with port skid above the water level. Pipeline survey flight, low level. One report suggests all occupants had recently been drinking alcohol
Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq. Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included
One of the (apparently two) Mi-17s involved in this work was YI-403 (see video here). The ITV reporter quotes one flight of the Mi-17 taking as many as 50 (yes, fifty) refugees on board, desperate to escape their dire situation (see TIME video for typical flight)
Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff for the president of the Kurdistan region, attributed the crash to an accidental loss of control by the pilot when the aircraft hit a boulder as it was lifting off.
Crashed west of Whitecourt, AB after experiencing tail rotor problems. Four occupants suffered minor injuries, two were taken to hospital. The aircraft had significant damage. Helicopter was contracted to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and carrying out a pine beetle survey
Helicopter crashed in pilot’s garden, ending up on its starboard side with significant damage. Pilot quoted by press as Dave Hansen, passengers as his wife and daughter. No injuries.
Crashed on the edge of a sugar cane field killing pilot Kenneth E. Squires, age 60. Five years ago age 55 the pilot was quoting himself as having flown 19,000 hours