Sightseeing tour with four British tourists crashed on the side of a mountain near Highways 1 and 40 east of Canmore.Â Pilot Matthew Goodine died prior to arrival at hospital, with other passengers sustaining minor injuries
Extensively damaged (photo).Â Pilot Dee Haddock landed at a gas station when he noticed some mechanical issues. He took off again to go to the Mccormick County Airport nearby, but never made it, crashing in a field near Mine Street and Highway 28 after flying approx half a mile
MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime surveillance mission in support of Africa Partnership Station. The air vehicle was unable to achieve UAS Common Automated Recovery System (UCARS) lock on, a requirement for landing aboard a ship at sea. After multiple approaches and exhaustive troubleshooting by operators, the aircraft was positioned a safe distance from USS Simpson and the flight was terminated. Subsequently, Simpson crew performed a nighttime recovery of the aircraft.
While en route to a medical emergency at Steele, LifeSaver 1 from Birmingham was struck by a goose and landed in the parking lot at Margaret Elementary School.
** NOTE ** Registration is assumed from operator website. Â The FAA repors code “LSV1” which refers to “LifeSaver 1” and recent photos on the LifeSaver 1 facebook pageÂ show N124AM
Pilot smelt burning and made emergency field landing close to road intersection.Â Helicopter burned out on the ground.Â Although fitted with spray bars, operator Custom Air said no chemical was on board.Â Custom Air have three OH-58s registered to them – N128NS (70-15128), N354NS (71-20354), N452MC (69-16110)
Shortly after take off with five passengers on a pleasure flight at the FrÃ¼hlingsfest event, the helicopter descended suddenly and suffered a heavy run-on landing which caused the skids to completely deform -thenÂ sliding onwards through two security fences before coming to rest in a 40 degree nose down angle on the bank of a lake.Â All six occupants were slightly injured.
Helicopter ditched in lake adjacent to de Koperen Hoogte hotel.Â Three occupants – two adults and a child aged 5 – swam to safety.Â Press repots include a series of photos prior/during/after impact, but unclear what caused the helicopter to get into the flying state causing the ditching.
R22 crashed from a low level sharp turn shortly close in a ploughed field approx 200m from the pilot’s house, killing both occupants.Â The sequence was watched by the pilot’s son from the house, who immediately called the emergency services. The two were later named as pilotÂ Marcello Bartalucci age 62 and Giampaulo Marri, age 53.Â Bartalucci was president of the Avio Club Valdichiana
Date is estimate – helicopter was seen being loaded onto a road trailer 26-Mar-12 at Bournemouth Airport being taken for repair.Â Operator name and registration had been covered over with black bin liners.Â Training accident, further details awaited – but noting that the helicopter does not look badly damaged from a photo we have seen.
Pilot flared on final approach to hotel landing site but helicopter did not slow down as quickly as he expected so he increased the flare attitude, causing the tail to strike the ground. The helicopter started to yaw to the right, pilot lowered the collective, resulting in a heavy landing. The pilot and his passengers were uninjured and able to vacate normally.
Window blew out in flight, apparently causing door to open.Â Safe precautionary landing made in local park, not long after take off from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on EMS flight
Emergency landing in wooded area.Â Helicopter ended up on its skids with its nose against a wall,Â narrowly missing a convenience store.Â Pilot and copilot both both injured
Helicopter struck wires and crashed into the icy waters of the River Volga, killing the pilot.Â The helicopter was inverted and half under the ice with the pilot (named as Igor Sevbo) trapped inside.Â Helicopter lifted out by Mil Mi-8 airlift
Two people hijacked the helicopter, forced the pilot to fly to a prison at gunpoint, and then hovered as a rope ladder was dropped town for prisoner Alexei Shestakov to escape.Â Prison guards shot at the helicopter in an attempt to force it to land.Â The aircraft was later found abandoned on the edge of Vologda.Â The hijackers were named here as Tatyana Vazhalina, 35, andÂ Alexander Rusakov, 36
The downdraft of a Merlin helicopter on a training exercise at Colchester General Hospital damaged support poles holding up a covered walkway linking Gainsborough Ward with the main hospital building so badly it had to be taken down.Â Cars in the car park â€“ including a police vehicle â€“ suffered broken windscreens.
42-year-old Shri Rama Krishnan, was flying the Squirrel with two passengers on board on a routine food supply trip when the helicopter went missing, after turning back on encountering bad weather.Â The helicopter was on charter to the Indonesian arm of US mining company Freeport-McMoRan.
Turkish military MI-17 crashed in a suburb of Kabul killing 16 – reports suggest 12 in the helicopter, 4 on the ground (two women, two children).Â The names of the soldiersÂ are as follows: Maj. Mithat Ã‡olak, Maj. ÅžÃ¼krÃ¼ BaÄŸdatlÄ±, Maj. Serkan DoÄŸan, Maj. Ä°smail Cem YakÄ±nlar, Cpt. Adil ErdoÄŸan, Commanding Sgt. Maj. Salih HelvacÄ±, Commanding Sgt. Maj. Mehmet AkbaÅŸ, Spc. Sgt. Ã–nay Vurucu, Cpt. Ä°lker AydÄ±n, 1st Lt. Murat YÄ±ldÄ±z, 1st Lt. Tahsin BarutÃ§u and 1st Lt. Okan MelikoÄŸlu.
Engine trouble on approach.Â Pilot was only occupant, and was not injured.Â After the landing, the helicopter was on its side in about a marshy area near the side of a lake (see photos in third link below)
While on “routine aerial patrol” the helicopter crashed into a residential area. Reports vary as to number of fatalities, but general consensus is 7 in the helicopter and 5 on the ground. Nigerian Police press release names four in the helicopter – DIG Haruna John the DIG In-charge of Operations, ACP Garba Yalwa – Pilot, CSP Alexander Pwol-Ja co-pilot and Sgt Sonatian Shirunam – orderly. One newspaper reports only a pig killed on the ground!
conducting low-level wildlife management work when the helicopter was damaged and collided with the ground. The pilot and two crew members received minor injuries and were airlifted to safety by another MNR helicopter. CADAORS ref 2012O0625
NTSB report states that after an engine surge, the pilot performed an autorotation onto the trees below. The helicopter landed on top of a tree, which lower the helicopter gently as it bent over toward the creek below. As the helicopter reached the water, it rolled on to its side. Fuel from the fuel tanks spilled and caught on fire.
â€œApproximately five pieces of wood cribbing came loose from a helicopter load and fell to the ground in an unoccupied open space along the Sunrise Powerlink about four miles south of Interstate 8 and four miles east of Loveland Reservoir,â€ the company said. â€œNo one was injured.â€
the helicopter was taking part in the filming of an episode of â€œTop Gear-Koreaâ€ when it crashed.Â Initial reports indicate the crash was caused by a mechanical malfunction at a low altitude.Â 2 POB were reported safe soon after the accident.Â A video was posted on LiveLeak.com from inside the cockpit of the whole sequence
US Coast Guard MH-65C missing.Â 1 crew member rescue swimmer CPO Fernando Jorge was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead.Â Search for the other thre on board has so far found the bodies of Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, and Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor.Â The body of Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight has still not been found.
Crrashed in bad weather, injuring the three occupants – Carlos Larios Aguilar, 48 years, the pilot Juan Pablo Moran, 52, and mechanic Jose Gomez, 28..Â A military helicopter sent to help rescue this helicopter had a fatal crash itself (see here)
Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. HeÂ emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudanâ€™s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The five in the UH-1Y were named later as Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, VA, Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, CA, Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, of Marietta, GA, Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, WA, Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, 32, of Amarillo, TX
Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The two in the AH-1W were named later as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, CT and Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, AL
Helicopter landed due to excessive vibration, which continued as ground resonance which shook the aircraft to bits (see YouTube video)Â 4POB all got out safely – the commander, the second pilot, a doctor and a nurse
On February 21, 2012, about 1400 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, XA-JMB, had a loss of engine power and impacted terrain near Loma Bonita, Veracruz, Mexico. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged and was operated by Heliservicio Campeche S.A. de C.V. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The local flight and had departed from Veracruz, Mexico.
Window smashed by vandals after helicopter went AOG and had to be parked up overnight.Â North West Air Ambulance have confirmed helicopter registration and date – note that the BBC are reporting the wrong date in their story
Crashed into field after mid-air collision with fixed-wing Beech Bonanza.Â Minor injuries.Â R22 pilot was experienced fixed wing pilot logging night hours as a student.