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
US military aircraft during ongoing South Korea-US joint military exercises. All occupants safe – reports currently vary between 12 and 21 occupants. Aircraft completely destroyed in impact before fire set in.
We have a recent report in of an emergency landing at 10.28pm of an EMS helicopter near the junction of New River and Cross Mountain roads in New River, Arizona – northern outskirts of Phoenix. Air Methods operating for “Guardian Air”
Aircraft grounded after problem involving netting across an astroturf sports field at a school. Needed engineer before it could fly, stayed overnight and departed next morning.
Two US soldiers killed in helicopter crash. A press release from the Pennsylvania National Guard named the pair as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ruffner, 34, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder, 27.
Incident summary – Oil exploration support helicopter went down, killing all on board. Initial reports vary between 13 and 14 fatalities after initial reports of 9. Some local news sources are saying it exploded in the air, 10 minutes from its destination. The helicopter was supporting work by Perenco Peru, who issued a statement saying that apart from two crew there was one of their employees on board as well as others from three different contractors.
The flight manifest (according to this page) listed those on board as R. Caballero de la Cruz – Pilot, Pedro Garate Arcila – Co-pilot, Ángel La Rosa Díaz – Flight Engineer, José Vargas Siprian – Mechanic, Máximo Cuello Yumbato, Deyvi Salas Del Águila, F. Saavedra Sánchez, Víctor Vallejos Clavo, Hernán Serrantes Paima, José Navarro Pinto, Frider Pasmiño Vargas, R. Manuyama Sandoval, Jairo Cahuamri Tello
Crashed into a parking lot two miles after take-off, killing both occupants. Non-aviation witnesses report an explosion before the helicopter reached the ground. Post crash fire. The deceased were later named by Miami Dade Police as pilot Mark Palmieri and passenger Ross Allen. One report states it was a post-maintenance test flight
Impacted terrain while maneuvering during an SAR flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.
Two Alaska State Troopers and a rescued snowmobiler died in the crash. A press release later named them as Alaska State Trooper pilot Mel Nading, Trooper Tage Toll of Talkeetna, and Carl Ober, the 56-year-old injured snowmachiner from Talkeetna