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.
Alpine rescue expert and two others were being lowered on a winch to rescue a trapped climber.Â Due to poor visibility, the pilot released the winch at too high an altitude – about 10m AGL.Â Franz Franzeskon died instantly in the fall while the two others suffered multiple injuries. No technical issues reported with the helicopter
Annual check ride with NVGs in EMS helicopter. After a satisfactory slope landing, the PIC repositioned the helicopter to a flat area and performed a hovering autorotation,
which resulted in a hard landing. After the flight, during a post-flight examination, substantial damage was discovered to the tail boom and the aft portion of the fuselage
Agricultural accidents.Â Starboard skid reportedly hit crop, Pilot got out on his own.Â Tail boom severed from fuselage.Â Pilot later named in press as 59-year-old Thomas Green of Gettysburg
There were no injuries among the crewmen aboard and the helicopter suffered no damage as a result of the precautionary landing.Â 8 POB.Â C ode 540 from the press photo (link 2) leads us to believe this was Bu164771
Police reported “A man believed to be in his 50â€™s has died when the single seat experimental helicopter he was operating crashed on a property north of Eromanga”.Â Helicopter type may be a Masquito.Â Another report noted he was mustering at the time.
A Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday in southern Afghanistan, killing all four POB.Â Weather was apparently a factor.Â Fatalities named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Johnson, 27, San Diego; Spc. Dean Shaffer, 23, Pekin, Ill.; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Don Viray, 25, Waipahu, Hawaii; and Spc. Chris Workman, 33, Boise, Idaho.
U.S. Coast Guard responded to a downed helicopter about 82 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay in the vicinity of Vermilion Block 336. The Sikorsky S-76 was floating upside down, and the life raft had been deployed.Â All 7 POB accounted for
Four injured when helicopter crashed into two houses – Juan Carlos Menendez, 40, Andres Turcios, 32, and Octavio Gordillo, 52 and one identified only as Michael.Â Aircraft made at least four circuits above Antigua before it went down, the fire department spokesman said – reportedly on aerial filming work
R22 piloted by state Rep. Bill Wadsworth crashed in a wood, injuring passenger Irene Van – who is quoted as saying “We were coming over the trees and all of a sudden we went into a crazy spin”
Substantially damaged landing on gravel road around 3am local time after experiencing engine trouble on positioning flight after refuelling.Â Sole occupant pilot not injured.
Peruvian National Police helicopter crashed killing co-pilot Nancy Flores after being shot at by rebels while searching for 43 kidnapped energy company workers. Two others – gunner Luis Guerrero and a civilian acting as a guide, Elver Huaman, were wounded.
An ISAF helicopter made a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan.Â ISAF is still in the process of assessing the circumstances to determine more facts; however, initial reporting indicates that there was no enemy activity in the area. All crew members have recovered with no reported fatalities and the site of the incident is secure.
Crashed on take-off from Murzuq airport, landing on a rail track.Â Possibly due to overloading – reported as 25 POB with two injured to hospital.Â On board were members of the reconciliation and civil peace teamÂ including Third Deputy Prime Minister Haramain Mohammed al-Haramain,Â Minister of Local GovernmentÂ Mohammad Hashemi Harari, one of the chiefs of military staff and the head of Murzuq Military Council, Baraka Wardako.
Helicopter on training flight made emergency landing on roof of apartment block, ending up on its side. The two occupants of the helicopter were unhurt.Â A HAL press release named them asÂ Air Commodore (Retd) Roj Assey alongwith trainee Capt Digvijay Singh
Two killed and two seriously injured in Osprey accident in southern Morocco during exercise “African Lion”.Â V-22 assigned to VMM-261 out of MCAS New River.Â The fatalities were later named as Cpl. Robby A. Reyes and Cpl. Derek A. Kerns
Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.Â Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”
Emergency landing after crew began to smell smoke in the cockpit and reported that the engine was acting unusual.Â MH-65C assumed on the basis that the CGAS San Francisco website states they currently operate four of these (and no other types)
Extensively damaged in force landing on roof of house.Â On board were MayorÂ Ã“scar Aronez Canova, Captain JosÃ© IvÃ¡n Tarrillo DÃaz and officer Lucio Quispe Santillana, all of the Peruvian National Police
Emergency landing at Barksdale AFB after suspected bird strike.Â Registration assumed as news received by HeliHub showed operator name as “Pafford EMS helicopter” and this LongRanger flies as “Pafford Air One“
Royal Air Force Chinook suffered unspecificed “mishap” during training exercise.Â It is known that Chinooks ZA671, ZA711 and ZA712 (and maybe a fourth?) are all currently based in Yuma on training work, so subject aircraft will be one of these.
Four Chinese employees from state oil firm CNPC and two French crew members were killed in a helicopter crash in Niger’s Tenere desert. Helicopter went missing 6th April and was not found until 9th April
Ingested plastic carrier bag on final approach to land on road to pick up accident victim.Â Aircraft went U/S and patient continued by road.Â Mechanic called to clear aircraft for flight.
Crashed on frozen lake, injuring all four occupants – including the CEO of Bank St Petersburg Alexander Saveliev and his companion Olga Lazareva.Â Pilot elected to make emergency landing on encountering a sudden blizzard but the landing was too hard and the helicopter broke up on impact.Â see also statement on Bank St Petersburg website
Unspecified crash, pilot airlifted to hospital.Â Registration/type assumed as pilot was quoted in the press report as “Duane Jake Kraft” and N104MH is owned by Duane J Kraft at a local address
Heavy landing on final approach, causing skids to flatten and some rotor blade damage.Â Minor injury to pilot, passenger refused medical help.Â Aircraft was returning to base after transmission line survey for American Electric Power.
Helicopter crashed while landing at the Civil Colony in Ghallanai.Â Major General Nadir Zeb, Brigadier Aftab Ahmed, Brigadier Saeed Khan, Colonel Fazl-e Rabbi and Major AbbasÂ of the paramilitary Frontier Corps all sustained injuries.Â Taliban disputed report and said they shot it down.
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.