Autorotation, and rolled over onto its side on landing, 700 feet short of landing pad. One news report suggests Texas family on board suggested it ran out of fuel
Accident situation unknown. Helicopter operating on Disaster Relief Operations with Uttarakhand Government. Operator reported it was en route from Kedarnath to Guptkashi at about 1530 hrs. Later update said it was weather related. Fatalities named here as Pilot J. S. Dhaliwal and technician Abhay Ranjan
According to a LVMPD press release, David Vanbuskirk “somehow became detached from the hoist line, falling into the canyon below.” The distance that the man fell is under investigation, but Sheriff Doug Gillespie later stated in a press conference that “it is clear that this was a non-survivable fall and he died on impact.” The victim was able to remain on the cable and was safely lifted onto the aircraft.
Tail rotor struck ground on landing on a training flight. From this press report – According to airport spokesperson Christine Crews told FOX5 one of the helicopter’s rotors struck the ground, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The Sundance spokesperson, though, said the Eurocopter AS350B2 had tail rotor and skid damage only.
Shortly after dropping off two tourist anglers and their interpreter, the pilot took off but crashed into them, killing all three. The pilot survived. The casualties were named here as retired lawyer Rupert Beaumont and fine-art dealer Mark Robertson, both 69, and their Russian guide and interpreter, Alexander Tushnikov, 53.
Engine flamed out. The pilot autorotated into a clear area near a lake shoreline. As the helicopter began to settle the pilot rolled the helicopter onto its right side to clear the rotor blades from the fuselage. The pilot and passenger exited without injury. CADAORS 2013C2976
UH-1H crashed while performing seismographic operations at an oil drilling rig in the area. News report here states AJ Blain, 27, died in the crash, said Joyce Barnett, Dolores County, Colo., coroner
During a scenic flight, the pilot heard a loud bang followed by a yaw to the right. The pilot conducted a forced landing into trees. The pilot and two passengers escaped injury, however the helicopter was substantially damaged.
During the early stages of take-off from the Snapper offshore platform, Bass Strait, one of the helicopter’s engines failed, resulting in a descent to approximately 30 feet above the water. The crew subsequently arrested the descent and stabilised the helicopter, before climbing to a safe alititude on the remaining engine. The helicopter was diverted to Longford aerodrome, Victoria, where a safe one-engine-inoperative landing was conducted.
Crashed on night training flight. Pilot named as Ronald Helbert Vargas Terán (34), and crew were Amadeo César Loayza Mercado (33) and Carlos Alberto Cercado Pinares (42).
HeliHub.com have been given the following statement on 10 July by the manufacturer:-
“We at Helicopteres Guimbal are of course much worried that a recent accident involved a Cabri. We are even more frustrated to learn the distorted reports that appeared in the press. The following is what we know from our point and from the pilot and owner who called us immediately after the accident :
The owner, a 66 year private pilot was on a pleasure flight with a friend, a fixed-wing private pilot. The helicopter had been inspected and fitted with the newly developed Vibration Attenuation Pendulums the week before at the factory and was reported “incredibly smooth” by the owner calling us just before the accident. It was in an absolutely perfect condition.
In cruise flight, they heard some noise that they found was caused by the baggage door, left open, flapping in the airstream. The pilot decided to land immediately in a field in front of him. In short finals with no anticipation, he was disoriented by the bright sunlight and an obstacle, and made a very hard landing with no yawing motion and moderate forward speed. The helicopter bounced significantly and hit the ground again on the left side. The two occupants got out with minor injury and are back home after examination.
The helicopter sustained significant damage, although early examination suggests it will be repaired for a fraction of its original cost. The occupant called to thank us because the cabin and seats offered an excellent protection, and with a full load of fuel, there was absolutely no spillage. The pilot, who owned different helicopters in the last 20 years, reported that he still considers the Cabri the easiest and safest helicopter to fly.
The Cabri G2 is the only light helicopter in the world, certified according to the highest requirements in crash protection, passengers and fuel circuit. The cabin and seats are tested to a 2000 ft/min vertical velocity, oblique crash, while the fuel tank, circuit and environment are tested to a 50 ft free fall with a full load.”
The French register gives the owner as Alain Lafon
Crashed into trees and ended up on its side. Pilot Alexandre Dionísio de Oliveira and passengers Marksuel Carlos de Moura Reis e Marcelo Pedreira Pinheiro had minor injuries while third passenger Danilo Pereira de Abreu needed hospital treatment. Video from inside the helicopter can be seen here (description there says “The pilot did a bad approach and tried to swoop right after touching the ground, but the helicopter didn’t have enough power to take off and it crashed 900 feet ahead.”)
Emergency landing on training flight, helicopter ended up on its side with the main rotorhead lying separated next to the wreck with the blades largely intact. Skids ripped off too. Tail boom separated at root. 2 POB – Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Bari to hospital and Major Nazrul Islam only needed first aid. Reg not yet confirmed
Clear skies, pilot experienced in the area (visited 3-4 times a week) but AS350B3e went down with four fatalities. Post crash fire. Wide debris field with tailboom 20+m away not touched by the fire (see photo)
Wreckage reported sighting on 2nd July, the day after a Bell 206 was reported overdue. “The aircraft is missing and debris has washed ashore in Gull Lake.” CADORS 2013C2819
Text book emergency landing in the Hudson river on a sightseeing trip. Floats deployed, helicopter landed on the water and remained upright. Pilot named as Michael Campbell, 22.
Main blades clipped rock in low hover, and subsequent crash landing killed all four POB – part named here as pilot Davide B. (62), its passengers Daniele C. (43), Lauro S. (56) and F. Severino (63)
Pawan Hans helicopter, which was on a rescue mission in Uttarakhand, made a hard landing at Harsil. Although the helicopter remained on its wheels, photos show the tail separated just ahead of the horizontal stabilizer. The aircraft remained on site until the Indian AF airlifted it out on 4th September (see here and here)
Crew was practicing water-bucket drops at about 1 p.m. Friday when the helicopter crashed. It was sitting upright in about 3 feet of water with the tail boom damaged just forward of the tail rotor and the main blade tips showing signs of having struck something
Crashed in poor weather. Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority said eight bodies have been recovered and chances of any survivor among the 19 onboard were remote
The helicopter’s tail rotor struck terrain/snow during a stock mustering operation. The pilot was unable to control the helicopter and while attempting to land the helicopter rolled over.
helicopter experienced “mechanical problems” at altitude before descending uncontrolled on the edge of Lake Managua. Most of the wreckage entered the water where it subsequently submerged
Crashed into the back yard of a house while on mosquito control work. Maplewood acting Police Chief Dave Kvam identified the pilot as Michael Kramer, 44
Crashed when trying to make an emergency landing on the bank of Karnali River, killing one of the 6 POB. According to this report Police have identified the deceased as Tek Bahadur Tapali, station manager of Humla office of the Nepalese CAA. The injured were named as pilot David Talu, an Italian national, flight manager Dilak Shrestha, Goma Airlines pilot Prajwal Bhattarai, co-pilot Yadi Sherpa, and Gobinda Lama
The Jonesboro, Ark., crew was on final to their base when they experienced a mechanical issue. The pilot initiated a precautionary landing, landing the aircraft at the base with no injuries to crew members. The aircraft sustained damage.
During the final approach, the helicopter impacted trees and landed heavily. The helicopter was substantially damaged, skids collapsed but it remained upright (photo). EMS/SAR helicopter was on night training flight practicing Nightsun-lit approaches. 3 POIB
Helicopter washed away (along with helipad it was chained to!) sue to severe flooding of the Alaknanda River after monsoon rain. Recent press reports show 100s of lives lost in the region due to ths rain
Pilot completed an emergency landing after a master caution warning light from input quill / freewheel system illuminated. The power shaft and freewheeling unit were found ruptured, and debris had been thrown into the engine inlet compressor. No post accident fire. CADORS 2013Q1303
50 year old pilot seriously injured and 30 year old passenger minor injuries after helicopter crashed c9.30am local time while spraying a vineyard on a steep slope. Helicopter is believed to be D-HIBS 500D (1035D) but we await confirmation