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22-Sep-13 Sikorsky MH-60S Red Sea, Bahrain (2F)

An MH-60S assigned to HSC-6 crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110).  Three personnel are accounted for and stable but two perished – named as Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones and CW3 Jonathon Shelby Gibson.  The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity.

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21-Sep-13 N22490 Bell UH-1 Black Canyon City, US-Arizona (2F)

Heavy impact, post crash fire, no survivors.  Two POB were pilot/owner Chad Nelson and passenger Brynne Smith.  This report quotes Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office saying the debris field is a radius of half a mile.

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21-Sep-13 PR-MOB Robinson R44 Planaltina, Brazil

Heavy landing, Skid collapsed

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20-Sep-13 Westland Sea King Nigg Hill, UK

Precautionary landing after bird strike with a goose.  16 hours later it was flown to Lossiemouth for more detailed examination

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19-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 La Pintada, Mexico (5F)

A federal police helicopter crashed into the mountain range inthe southern state of Guerrero, killing all three crew members and two passengers onboard

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19-Sep-13 N810LE Eurocopter AS350B2 Canton, US-Mississippi

Force landing in field with patient on board – photos show tail boom separated, starboard skid collapsed.  Pilot injured his back.  Helicopter was en route to Baptist Medical Center in Jackson from Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman.

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18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

Started to spin uncontrollably at 10m altitude.  Landed heavily, and 2 of 3 POB to hospital.

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16-Sep-13 UAE (1F)

The military in the United Arab Emirates says a helicopter has crashed during a training mission, killing one crew member.  Tuesday’s statement from the UAE Armed Forces Command gave no further details.

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16-Sep-13 N204UH Bell UH-1B Idanha, US-Oregon (1F)

Logging operations – it appears the pilot released the logs, indicating he knew of a problem prior to the crash. Witnesses then saw a rotor separate from the helicopter followed by it turning upside down and falling to the ground. Pilot was named as William Bart Colantuono, 54, of Indialantic, FL

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16-Sep-13 F-GXRF Robinson R44 Font-Romeu, France

Pilot allowed rotor speed to decay too low on final approach – hit ground hard and rolled onto its starboard side

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14-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW119 Selco Staritskogo, Russia (2F)

Helicopter lost contact with ATC and was not found for over two days.   Impact of the crash killed both on board.  The pilot was Margarita Afanaskina, champion of various helicopter flying competitions (see tribute from Russian Ministry of Sport).  Passenger was senior forestry official named Sergei Medvedev

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13-Sep-13 SP-WNP Robinson R44 Wygonin, Poland (3F)

Crashed and consumed by fire, killing all three on board.  One was named as Krzysztof Mielewczyk, husband of a member of the Polish Parliament

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13-Sep-13 VH-ONT Robinson R22 Armidale, Australia

An instructor and his trainee student have survived a helicopter crash in a paddock with only minor injuries.  R22 ended up on its starboard side.  Student reportedly   moved the engine mixture control instead of the carburettor heat control,

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13-Sep-13 N15LA Sikorsky S70A Sylmar, US-California

Emergency landing on hillside. Helicopter needed roading out for repair. The helicopter was en route to a brush fire in the city of La Verne

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12-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Springville, US-California (1F)

57-year-old volunteer Shane Krogen fell about 50 feet from a helicopter during a marijuana-eradication effort in Tulare County and died

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12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Lest, Slovakia (1F)

Soldier abseiling down rope died after falling to the ground.  Reports in subsequent days suggest the rope was intentionally cut after the helicopter suffered a major malfunction and had to make an emergency landing to save the 13 on board.

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12-Sep-13 Eurocopter EC225 North Alwyn platform, North Sea, UK

Technical issues prevented take-off and required engineer next day

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12-Sep-13 N798JH Eurocopter AS355 nr Hanapepe, US-Hawaii

Tour helicopter struck by a bird, shattering the windshield. The only passenger on the aircraft suffered minor injuries. The aircraft landed safely at Burns Field in Hanapepe.  Registration and type quoted by FAA do not tie up – N798JH was an AS350BA previously used by the company and no longer current.

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12-Sep-13 N519PA MD Helicopters MD500DE Kauai, US-Hawaii

Operator told the press “debris flew into the main rotor blades causing some damage to the aircraft”.  FAA report says “tail rotor separated from aircrxaft”

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12-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW139 Baltimore, US-Maryland

Helicopter grounded after pilot found hole (possibly from a bullet) in a rotor blade on pre-flight inspection

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12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-8 Turukhansk, Russia

1 injured from 9 passengers and 3 crew on board.

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11-Sep-13 RA-24223 Mil Mi-8 Tarko-Sale, Russia

Crashed after reported engine failure.  No injuries

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11-Sep-13 N7836S Bell 47G5 King City, US-California

Substantially damaged in force landing on road

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09-Sep-13 Mil Mi-2 Dolinsk, Russia (3F)

Crashed and consumed by fire, killing all three on board.  Photos of wreckage show it half buried, implying significant vertical speed at impact.

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09-Sep-13 C-GCFU Eurocopter Bo105S McClure Strait, Canada (3F)

A  Canadian Coast Guard Bo105 operating from the research icebreaker Amundsen crashed at night into the Arctic Ocean, killing all three on board.  They were named as Marc Thibault, commanding officer of the CCGS Amundsen, Daniel Dubé, helicopter pilot and Klaus Hochheim, an Arctic scientist affiliated with the University of Manitoba. CADORS 2013C3920

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07-Sep-13 N721LL Bell 206L3 Amistad, US-New Mexico

Helicopter in open field on its side, substantial damage.  2 POB not injured.  “The pilot in command made an abrupt turn to avoid a massive bird strike” and was “unable to recover complete control of the helicopter before it struck terrain,” said IDOT spokeswoman Paris Ervin in this report.  Pilot was Steve Young, bureau chief of air operations for IDOT.  Passenger was Rob Thorpe, IDOT section chief of aviation maintenance.  Helicopter reported as flying at 300ft agl.

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07-Sep-13 MD Helicopters MD530F Shindand, Afghanistan

Landed on an IED during training flight, blowing one skid off.  Helicopter caught fire.  2 POB were U.S. Army CW4 Thomas “Andy” Miller and Afghan air force Lt. Massoud Islamkhil – both were saved by a Mi-17 crew

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05-Sep-13 Bell 206B Katmai National Park, US-Alaska

Crew of three stranded by weather on a volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.   The three were identified as pilot Sam Egli, USGS geophysicist John Paskievitch and University of Alaska-Fairbanks researcher Taryn Lopez

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04-Sep-13 N911ET Eurocopter EC135P2+ Tyler, US-Texas

Post-flight inspection revealed remains of small bird on barrier screen for oil cooler inlet. No damaged identifed.

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01-Sep-13 VH-HVW Robinson R22 Lake Nash Station, Australia

Taking off after refuelling, banked hard and crashed into the ground.  The pilot, 34-year-old Shane Templeton, was ejected from the aircraft and sustained serious head injuries.

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31-Aug-13 N3156U Robinson R44 II Truth or Consequences, US-New Mexico (3F)

Hit powerlines and crashed, killing all three on board.  The victims were identified as William Brownfield, 61, of Caballo, Duane Zietlow, 78, of Elephant Butte and the pilot, Ebenezer Priebe, 34, of Tucson, Ariz.  [and before anyone asks, “Truth or Consequences” is indeed a town name]

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31-Aug-13 VH-VAS Bell 412EP Mansfield, Australia (1F)

68-year old man, named as Robert Davis, fell 30m from a winch harness and died while being winched on board after injuring his ankle.  Press reports say he weighed between 120 – 140 kg, and this will be taken into account during the investigations.

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31-Aug-13 N6356X Bell 47G Sandy Hook, US-Kentucky

Force landing.  No injuries

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29-Aug-13 N2253U Brantly B2B Grant Township, US-Michigan

Substantially damaged in crash shortly after takeoff, ending up on its port side.  Both POB to hospital

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29-Aug-13 N8051E Bell 47G Wichita Falls, US-Texas

Lost power – force landing in field

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28-Aug-13 N2018R Bell 206L1 Payson, US-Arizona

Force landing, substantial damage – skids completely collapsed and tail boom separated.  Pilot with minor injuries and five passengers uninjured

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28-Aug-13 N922SD MD Helicopters MD500E Easton, US-California

Emergency night landing in school field after experiencing unusual rotor blade vibration.  Attended to by engineer next day on site.  Pilot named by CBS47 as Johnny Reyes

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26-Aug-13 SE-JOE Robinson R44 Stockholm, Sweden

Ditched into lake on water sampling operations.  Registration not fully confirmed, but believed correct.  Floats deployed, but helicopter turned over, so all you could see afterwards were the floats which suspended the helicopter

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26-Aug-13 N744KA Robinson R44 Clayton, US-New Mexico

Descended into powerlines in high density altitude with 4 POB

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26-Aug-13 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Creech AFB, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during a training exercise and caught fire.  4 POB unharmed

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23-Aug-13 G-WNSB Eurocopter AS332L2 nr Shetland, UK (4F)

CHC helicopter reported ditched in North Sea , 18 POB reported with 14 rescued and 4 fatalities named as Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, and George Allison, 57, from Winchester.

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23-Aug-13 SE-HEO Bell 47G.2 Fällfors, Sweden

Accident at a field near the Byeskeälven river northwest of Fällfors, Skellefteå, at midday earlier today. The pilot and his passenger both survived the accident, and they were later transported to hospitals in Skellefteå and Umeå. The helicopter, one of the oldest in Sweden, was destroyed in a post-impact fire.  Additional reporting from Nordic Rotors

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23-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC120 Calgary, Canada

Calgary Police EC120 – emergency landing in field.  Repaired on site by engineer.  no damage.

Not clear which of Calgary Police’s pair of EC120s involved – they fly C-FCPS (1468) and C-FHMC (1050)

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22-Aug-13 N975BW MD Helicopters MD530FF Reese, US-Michigan

F0rce landing in corn field.  Helicopter was involved in powerline work

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22-Nov-13 NH Industries NH90 Ohakea, New Zealand

Lighning strike, safe subsequent landing, but aircraft reportedly needs repair to the approx value of US$ 8 Million

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21-Aug-13 PR-IVE Eurocopter EC120B Sao Paulo, Brazil

Post maintenance test flight.  Pilot saw the low oil pressure alert when flying at 1,200ft AGL and performed an autorotation for landing on the Marginal Tiete Avenue which was busy with traffic.  While trying to avoid the traffic, the landing flare caused the helicopter to hit a low concrete wall, causing teh tail boom to separate.

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20-Aug-13 I-RBNR Agusta-Bell 412 Novara di Sicilia, Italy

4 POB injured in heavy landing due to loss of visual clues in brown-out conditions.  EMS operation

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18-Aug-13 F-GHHT Robinson R22 Bourg-Jasseron, France

Engine failure, autorotation, rolled over on landing

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17-Aug-13 D-HZSG Eurocopter EC135T2i Bielefeld, Germany

Plastic bag blown up into tail rotor.  EMS Helicopter roaded out from landing site

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17-Aug-13 N190EH Eurocopter AS350B2 Healy, US-Alaska

Struck powerlines

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16-Aug-13 Bell 47 Washington Lake Township, US-Minnesota

Agricultural ops, clipped wires, pilot Daniel Lee landed the helicopter with “moderate damage”, but reported back in service the next day

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15-Aug-13 Mil Mi-17 Mehsana, India

Precautionary landing due to unforeseen weather

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15-Aug-13 Pelican Narrows, Canada

In-flight mechanical problem which forced the pilot to make an unscheduled landing in the forest.  No serious injuries.  No details on level of damage – if any – to helicopter.  No details on helicopter type

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15-Aug-13 VH-RTO Bell 47G5A Northcote, Australia

During cruise, the pilot reported rough running and partial power loss. The pilot conducted an auto-rotation into the fields of Northcote High School

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14-Aug-13 VT-HPC Robinson R44 Ahmedabad, India

Two injured in heavy landing in cemetary.  Tail boom sliced by main blades, two occupants injured and to hospital

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14-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC135 Montafon, Austria

Main blades struck rock

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13-Aug-13 Berat, Albania

Helicopter chartered by survey company Geotec, working on behalf of Petromanas Energy, crashed at Berat – 125 miles SE of Tirana.

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13-Aug-13 N53LP Bell 407 Trinity V Platform, US-Gulf of Mexico

Ditched near offshore rig – the pilot and two passengers had minor injuries and were airlifted to Thibodaux General Medical Center for treatment.   Helicopter destroyed – see photo after recovery onto ship

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12-Aug-13 N62PJ MD Helicopters MD500E Burns, US-Oregon

Operating for US Dept of Justice, and with Harney County Deputy Sheriff Chris Nisbet on board, the pilot was involved in a federal, state and county marijuana eradication program. Reported engine failure.  Tail boom chopped, port skid collapsed, helicopter on port side

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12-Aug-13 N407CH Bell 407 Page, US-Arizona

Lower chip detector plug was found out of the locked detent position and had slightly ?backed out? of the housing. This condition will cause a disruption of oil flow through the transmission oil pump and therefore a loss of oil pressure.  Enroute from Page Municipal Airport (KPGA) to Kane County Hospital in Kanab, Utah

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12-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC135 Meidling, Austria

“Christopherus 9” helicopter found with 9mm bullet hole through rotor blade.  Date/location of incident unknown, but 12-Aug-13 the most likely date according to report and given location is base of this helicopter – Meidling Heliport, Vienna

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09-Aug-13 F-GELB Agusta-Bell 47G-2 Basse-Pointe, Martinique

During takeoff, the pilot lost control of the helicopter. To avoid another aircraft to his right, he turns left. The blades hit the ground and the helicopter came to rest on its starboard side

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08-Aug-13 N70NW Bell UH-1B Tok, US-Alaska

FAA report that this was on “hauling ops” but this video and the caption below suggest it was on firefighting work

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08-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Urengoj, Russia

Single engine failure.  Three crew and one passenger not injured.

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07-Aug-13 N803DS Bell 407 Daytona Beach, US-Florida

Emergency landing on the beach, no damage

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07-Aug-13 ZJ122 AgustaWestland AW101 Old Colwyn, UK

An RAF helicopter was forced to land in a field in Conwy county as a precaution after encountering tail rotor issues

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07-Aug-13 PT-YSM Sikorsky S76A Macae, Brazil

Engine fire.  YouTube video shows parked S76, rotors stationary, with smoke billowing from the engine compartment.  Two crew departed the aircraft without injury – no passengers appeared to be on board

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06-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Marib, Yemen (8F)

Shot down by Yemeni tribesmen, complaining about an oil pipeline.  The helicopter crashed and all eight occupants died

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06-Aug-13 Robinson R44 Irkutsk, Russia (2F)

There were two people aboard – a pilot, Artur Assadulin, and a passenger, Vasyl Zazulchak, a citizen of Ukraine.   Under conditions of poor visibility, the helicopter crashed into a hill.

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06-Aug-13 N83702 Bell 47G.3B.1 Vinton, US-Iowa

Tail boom severed by main blades during take-off.  Pilot reported here as Dick Sluke

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06-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Toboyskoye, Russia

Hard landing, reported as no serious injuries to 22 POB

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06-Aug-13 N134SH MD Helicopters MD500D Delta Junction, US-Alaska

NTSB investigator Clint Johnson says the helicopter had an engine failure, landed in trees and rolled over.  Sling load operations.  Pilot not injured

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06-Aug-13 C-GKSH Eurocopter AS350B2 Forrest Lake, Canada

After touching down, two of the three passengers got out of the helicopter while the engine and rotor were still running. The passenger on the right removed his gear from the cargo bay and proceeded to the front of the helicopter where he was struck by the rotating rotor blade.

CADORS 2013C3288

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05-Aug-13 N8688F MD Helicopters MD500D Lamesa, US-Texas (2F)

Two workers have fallen to their deaths when a cable suspending them hit a power line they were inspecting – the pair were later reported here as 25-year-old David Edward Oliveira of Turlock, CA and 26-year-old Christoper Geoffrey Breed of Moscow, ID.  Helicopter landed safely with no damage

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05-Aug-13 Rotorway Exec 162F Curtis Lake, Canada

Details to follow. CADORS 2013P1182

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