Accident occurred shortly after the pilot told ATC that he would need to make a precautionary landing due to weather conditions.Â En route from Augsburg (Germany) to Salzburg (Austria).
Crashed in mountainous area, killing all 14 on board.Â Took 48 hours approx to find wreckage, partly due to poor weather conditions and overnight temperatures down to -15C.Â The helicopter was itself built in 1963 and first delivered to the German Army. Passenger manifest now released :
The crew have been named as Alfredo Soberon and Luis Echegoyen. Later report following court case(s) published here
Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.Â The pair were later named as Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, CaliforniaÂ and Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington.Â This report states they took fire from insurgents
Hit buzzard in flight, emergency landing ended up with helicopter on its side.Â 5 POB to hospital as a precautionary measure, but not seriously injured.Â Helicopter registered to Southern Aviation Systems, but address points to this being linked to corporate operator Southern Waste Systems
Three killed in mountainous area, all employees of Bailey Helicopters.Â Pilot named as Peter Bryant, 45 and passengers Blake Erickson, 48, and Arnaud Jolibois, 44.Â Â CADAORS 2012P0786
The aircraft had just completed a routine inspection and the mechanic was doing a post-inspection ground run when the aircraft inadvertently lifted from its stationary position and struck a hangar.Â Mechanic injured
Rescue helicopter made emergency landing at night using NVG after indications of a major hydraulic failure during an EMS flight, with patient on board.Â Patient moved to second helicopter (BK117 VH-EHQ) to reach hospital. See also press release
NATO officials said two coalition members were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan Monday. Initial reports said there was no enemy activity in the area. Two named as Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Pratt, 51, of Springfield, Va., were assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany
PHi LongRanger down in GOM.Â Sole occupant pilot lost his life – body found and recovered four hours after accident.Â Helicopter completely submerged.Â Pilot later named as Arturo Lebron
Helicopter under contract to the City of Whitehorse for mosquito control work was flying low level when it hit wires – pilot was blinded by the sunshine during a turn.Â Pilot put 206 down safely in a creek.Â No damage to helicopter or injury to pilot.Â 400 properties temporarily without power.Â CADAORS 2012C2112
Pilot experienced some difficulties and elected to put the helicopter down in a mangrove swamp on approach to Tumaco airport.Â All four (one report says five) occupants safely recovered
Helicopter was fire-bombed while parked on the helipad outside Verde Valley Medical Center.Â Alleged that a beer bottle filled with fuel was thrown into cockpit – photos show extensive fire damage in that area
Lost power and force landed on beach.Â Slight damage to tail boom noted from press photo.Â Helicopter was en route to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport made an emergency landing this afternoon on Longboat Keyâ€™s Gulfside beach.
One person was killed and another critically injured when the R44 crashed on Thursday into the veld. Helicopter ended up on its port side. Fatality named in online forum as Riaan Van Brakel
Helicopter crashed into a river on a training flight.Â Student pilot Captain Shmer and instructor Major Zahid Bari missing, presumed dead due to the fast flow rate of the river. Update – student’s body recovered some days later.Â Helicopter type confirmed from 26s in to this video
Unclear what happened. Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom. Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage. Helicopter uninsured. Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date. Read reports at the three links below for the full story
It is believed the helicopter had been contracted by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to spray for gorse when it went down at the northern end of Lake Sumner.Â Helicopter and pilot missing – pilot named as Â 35-year-old Mike Mehrtens – company website here quotes him as a 3,500 hour pilot
Pilot had informed ATC of mechanical concerns but did not quite reach the airport, the helicopter being severely damaged when landing half a mile stort of Magic Valley Regional Airport (Joslin Field).Â Photos show the cabin completely separated from the tail boom.
Crashed on take off from an altitude of approx 10m on a training flight.Â 4 of 5 occupants killed – at least some from the Bolivian military, being trained in Venezuela.Â One fatality named as Col. Oscar Martinez Mora.Â Photo here shows the tail boom having been cut by the main rotors
Minor damage in accident while helicopter was involved in operations to do with a ratio antenna in support of a sports challenge on the island called “Transportation Achilles”.Â The three crew members were unharmed – Fernando Saver OyarzÃºn, Claudio Navarrete Flores and Rodrigo Vargas Soto.Â One source quotes the helicopter serial number as “38” but offers no evidence, hence we are not listing that.
Las Vegas police Huey rescue helicopter clipped a Red Rock Canyon wall with its main rotor blades on a training flight with 5 POB. Â Sources say a strong wind gust pushed the Bell HH-1H helicopter into a canyon wall in the Spring Mountain range.Â Safe landing, no injuries
Crashed from low level during take-off and ended up on its starboard side within the police compound.Â Press statement said it was a mechanical issue.Â Pilot named as VÃctor Ojeda Esqueda and passengers were Secretary of Public Security JesÃºs Pinto Ortiz and director of the State Preventive Police, VÃctor Manuel Bosques.Â Â All three to hospital.Â Helicopter presumed destroyed (see photos here and here)
R44 was engaged in aerial saw work, clearing trees away from powerlines.Â While reportedly ferrying back to a field landing site, the helicopter crashed and was destroyed (photo).Â Sole occupant pilot had minor injuries.
Very heavy landing which caused the main blades to snap 30cm from the root. It would appear that rotor rpm decayed to the extent it fell vertically out of the sky. Skids splayed out, mast damaged but tail boom appears unscathed
Helicopter appears to have descended vertically to impact point – no skid-marks near site. Accident killed 72-year old pilot and his passenger. Helicopter caught fire on landing and the two fatalities were found in the wreckage by firemen after they put out the blaze.
Controlled ditching in North Sea and all 14 on board into liferafts and later rescued. The helicopter remained upright on its emergency floats. Flight number was “Bond 88R”
Unknown circumstances led to landing on Mount Taylor where pilot activated the ELT and both occupants walked away to raise the alarm. Pilot Jareb Mirczak of Nevada and passenger Sean Mossing of Carson City.Â Level of damage not clear, although State Police report refers to “wreckage”
After experiencing some blade damage in flight, an emergency landing was made. The impact killed pilot Rodolfo LeÃ³n GavilÃ¡n. The other 18 on board survived. The police had been engaged on an anti-drug trafficking mission.
Crash landed at Ranchi Airport due to tail rotor problems.Â Local reports suggest that pilot made a high speed landing on wheels and the helicopter then turned over up to six times as a result of this landing.Â However, it meant that all survived and the 6 POB have already been declared “out of danger” by Apollo Hospital.Â Occupants included Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and his wife Meera.
Reg VT-VKS assumed as this is the only 109 operated by Aryan Aviation (stated as the operator of the crashed aircraft) and theÂ DGCA record for VT-VKS corroborates the age of the aircraft from reports
8 Killed when AW119 crashed while en route from the reconstruction of an April 2012 massacre at Dover and was returning to the state capital of Goiana. The Civil Police confirmed the names of the eight occupants of the aircraft. They are: the Police crew Jorge Moreira, Antonio Goncalves, Osvalmir Carrasco, Vinicius da Silva, Bruno Carneiro and Marcel Fabiano and the suspect of the massacre, Ali Ahmad Souza. No one survived
Whilst manoeuvring for landing at a private helipad, the helicopterâ€™s tail rotor blades struck an adjacent fence. The pilot received no unusual cockpit indications and was unaware of the tail rotor strike until after shutdown.
Following an event in which high torque was used, flight data was analysed on behalf of the operator using incorrect conversion information relevant to earlier variants of the helicopter. The operator was therefore unaware that total torque had exceeded a level at which maintenance action was required. This article suggests the passengers were Paul Macartney and his wife.
The helicopter was on a transport mission from Barranquilla to Caucasia when the accident occurred, killing all 13 on board – 7 from the Colombian Air Force and 6 from the Colombian National Police.Â Pilot was named as Major Abel Jorge Garcia Cardona, while Lieutenant Hector Vega Alejandro Cuevas was serving as copilot.