Military spokesman Col. Sawarmy Khalid Saad said that a technical failure caused the crash. Seven officers were killed and two others were injured. [Helicopter type assumed, not confirmed]
Mi-2 owned by Congo Interior Ministry (referred to in one report as a “police helicopter”) crashed killing Russian citizen, SP Korostel, and Belarusian citizen, MF Cherenkov.Â Earlier reports of 2 Ukrainians being killed were later dismissed
Reported as a test flight, but with 8 POB?Â Fatalities named as Major Amir Azam, Havildar Abdual Waheed, Havildar Zeeshan Haider, Naik Muhammad Imran, Sepoy Kaleem Ullah and Sepoy Noor Mustafa
Helicopter was involved in a low level bear survey and crashed. Pilot killed, one passenger seriously injured, the other minor injuries. Pilot was later identified as 56-year-old Paul Rosset, from Yellowknife. Both passengers were employees of Environment Yukon – named here as Jonathan Postma and Raphael Roy-Jauvin.
Pilot killed in R22 accident.Â Passenger received minor injuries.Â Â See also HeliHub.com news story – California R22 crash kills record-holder pilot Johan Nurmi
Industry source tell us that a force landing was made, and during flare the main blades clipped the stabliser end-plates.Â Damage pointed out by refueller when next uploading fuel, and pilot continued a further one or two more legs.Â Date needs confirming
One serious injury after rotor blades hit disembarking passenger – CHP crew member Tony Stanley, who was getting out to help pick up injured hikerÂ Jeremy Kilburn – both were then airlifted toÂ Mercy Medical Center in Redding
Helicopter crashed killing all four occupants shortly after take off from Lensk Airport. Operator UTair named the victims as pilot Gordeychuk Vasily, mechanic Druzenko Ivan and passengers Verezhak Yaroslav and Arthur Popov. Unclear how relevant this is, but UTair have also stopped using Lensk for refuelling as a result of the accident.
Crashed 30 minutes after the Bell 412 firefighting accident.Â One report states loss of tail rotor on approach to site at altitude of 20m.Â Both occupants (aged 55 and 36) injured
Helicopter crashed into river, killing all four occupants, on a flight from Sedona to Scottsdale.Â Wreckage located the next day.Â A later report from KGUN9suggested that authorities had “discovered a severed cable near the crash site and found marks on the rotor blade consistent with hitting a cable”.Â Fatalities were named as helicopter owner/pilot Raymond Perry (70), Karen Stinn (68), Mike Dunaway (63), and Linda Dunaway (64).
Emergency landing made in rice paddy field after indication of onboard fire during training flight.Â helicopter completely burned out on the ground after all occupants had swiftly embarked after the emergency landing
Helicopter carrying six employees of mining company Newmont and two crew of the IAS Helicopter Company this afternoon made an unscheduled landing at Beposo in the Ashanti Region. All people on board the aircraft are safe.Â Damage level is not known – company announcement implies a safe single engine landing.Â Some press reports contain a photo of a military Puma on its side, but the quoted registration and type do tie up to one in West Africa.Â Another report shows a South African Bo105!
Helicopter went AOG for unknown reason and was roaded out from field landing.Â We are 99% sure this was N911KX, although the press photo shows the registration etc all covered up.Â Compare to this photo of N911KX which is known to be based in Iowa.
Extensively damaged after hitting mountain.Â Took authorities four days to find wreckage.Â No word of, or from, crew – thus presumed fatal.Â Aircraft took off 22nd June just before midnight and last known contact was at 00.10am with ATC at Uruapan, Michoacan
After being airborne for approximately 35 minutes, the engine began to lose power. The pilot picked an oil well lease site for a precautionary landing and while descending to the intended landing spot, the engine lost and regained power and then finally quit. The pilot entered autorotation and on landing the aircraft bounced, resulting in the skid gear spreading and the mast rocking. Sole occupant pilot was uninjuredÂ CADAORS 2012C2510
The helicopter began to rotate and the pilot entered auto rotation, however, while avoiding high tension power lines, landed with sideways motion resulting in a roll over. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The middle/centre Kevlar tail rotor drive belt was found to have split in two.Â CADAORS 2012C2707
During the cruise, the pilot and passenger detected fuel fumes in the cockpit and conducted a precautionary landing. After landing, the helicopter caught fire and was destroyed.Â Pilot named as Barry Thompson (52) and passenger aged 23
Robinson R22 Mariner operating at low level (it usually flies aerial photography work with boats) crashed into the sea and turned over. Ambulances transported occupants Will Mistrot and Marie Kojimoto to hospital but their injuries were not considered life-threatening
We note that the initial press reports (see below) indicated that Mr Mistrot was the pilot, but it is evident from the later and more thorough NTSB report refering to the pilot in the female, that it was actually Ms Kojimoto, and thus Mr Mistrot was the passenger.
While manoeuvring near wildlife at low altitude, the tail rotor struck rocks and a large vibration was noted in the pedals. The pilot landed beside the nearby river without incident and called the company to report. The subsequent maintenance inspection revealed damage to the tail rotor blades, drive shafts, the tail boom and the vertical and horizontal stabilizers – CADAORSÂ 2012A0567
Emergency field landing with patient on board while on transfer flight.Â Patient continued to destination courtesy of AgustaWestland AW109 of Warwickshire & Northants Air Ambulance.Â MD902 later flown short distance to Coventry Airport where it remained grounded at least the next day.
Post maintenance test flight crash, major post-crash fire.Â 1 fatality named as Edgar Rojas CalderÃ³n.Â Four survivors named as as Javier Salguero Moreno; JosÃ© Espinosa CortÃ©s; JesÃºs CarreÃ±o Manrique; and Jhon Agudelo CastaÃ±o
Crashed in woodland killing Kenya’s Security Minister, George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode, pilots Luke Oyugi, Nancy Gituanja and bodyguards Inspector Joshua Tonkei and Sergeant Thomas Murimis. Only small size items remain after post-crash fire. Helicopter had only been delivered earlier this year (see HeliHub.com story and local Kenyan story). See also this YouTube video