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.
Wire strike during low-level rescue operation to try and save a kayaker in flood waters. Successful emergency landing in adjacent meadow without further damage. Part of wire impaled in main blade(s)
Helicopter landed on edge of swamp, passengers began to unload their equipment from port side equipment basket, causing helicopter to tilt aft and left damaging the tail boom and tail rotor blades when they contacted the water. CADORS 2013C2009
Two members of the FBI’s ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team (Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw) were killed during a training accident involving a helicopter off the coast of Virginia Beach. The military statement said very little except that it encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”
On landing, the helicopter encountered whiteout conditions, and after touchdown, the helicopter rolled over. Two of the three passengers suffered minor injuries. The pilot and other passenger were not injured. The helicopter was destroyed. On contract to Canada’s Dept of National Defence. CADORS 2013C1810
Pilot reported a loss of engine power while hovering the helicopter at 20 feet during biological survey flight. Aircraft was substantially damaged.
Approach to helipad with tail wind – ended up in trees adjacent to the heliport. Helicopter believed to be on sightseeing tour. Five people injured Cláudio Cobo Fernandes, Marcos Estaca da Silva Nunes, Disney da Silva Ribeiro Lopes Júnior, along with pilot Ricardo de Resende Herter and co-pilot Murilo Cesar da Silva Saibro. Damage to main rotor, as well as breakage of the tail rotor and vertical stabilizer; there was also damage to the underside and skis of the helicopter.
Technical issue forced pilot to ditch prototype 5-place turbine helicopter on a test flight into Auckland Harbour. Pilot named as company owner Peter Maloney, while the female passenger has not been named
EMergency landing on shoreline shortly after take-off. Pilot Capt. Dino Garcia and passengers Decoroso Asinas, and Efipanio Pinca suffered minor injuries while the last passenger Andre Abalon suffered serious head injuries after being struck by the rotor blades
Bird strike broke windshield while flying over Reed Point under NVG conditions. The pilot determined that the aircraft was safe to continue the flight to base at the Billings airport. No injuries.
Caught by sudden gust of wind in poor weather while hovering to turn for taxi to parking spot. Helicopter ended up on its port side. Passengers were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his wife Tengku Datin Seri Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, and their daughter and son-in-law – none were injured in the accident
Five hospitalised after police helicopter crashed on training flight. Landed upright with significant vertical forces. Helicopter was executing a series of low orbit firing passes when the main rotor blades struck treetops and it spiraled into the ground.
Substantially damaged. On approach to land on an undeveloped site. Just before landing, the tail rotor hit a mound of sand. The aircraft landed violently. The tail boom and a skid were significantly damaged. The pilot, alone on board, was not injured. CADORS 2013Q0909
While landing at 5000 ft MSL with 2 crew and 5 pax, the helicopter landed hard and rolled over. Two slight injuries and plus injuries to one on the ground from debris. Pilot reported as Manolito Vela
Five POB not seriously injured when helicopter crashed at ski resort. One report quotes a police officer saying there is a suspicion the pilot was impaired by alcohol, but most reports say the test was “routine”. Some reports mention contact with powerlines, others rule that out
Blade strike and ensuing heavy landing caused skids to deform. Fortunately helicopter did not fall over the edge of the mountain, but it was very close. Helicopter was registered HU26-18 and carried code “09-312”
Helicopter on an EMS flight crashed killing a newborn baby less than 24 hours old, his father Pedro Martinez, pilot Guillermo Chávez Medina and paramedic Pablo Héctor Vicente. Helicopter destroyed
While approaching the destination airport, the right engine Fuel and Fuel Quantity light flashed on. At the same time, the right engine flamed out. The crew made a single-engine landing . The aircraft was not damaged.
Helicopter departed Nelspruit, picked up passengers at Casterbridge and was en route to Grand Central, but crashed in an open field. Visibility is quoted in press reports as a possible factor. The victims were named as Nicholas More, Pierre de Villiers, Lance Cooper and Elmarie Martens.
Emergency landing off airfield. 12 occupants (2x USA, 7x Turkish, 1x Russian, 2x Afghan) captured by Taliban forces, who claim to have destroyed the helicopter, which may be one of YA-KHA/B/C/D/E