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27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

28-Feb-2019

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman... Read more

17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)

17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)

17-Feb-2019

Impacted terrain in mountainous region.  2 fatal... Read more

11-Feb-19 Bell UH-1 Çekmeköy, Turkey (4F)

11-Feb-19 Bell UH-1 Çekmeköy, Turkey (4F)

11-Feb-2019

Helicopter crashed into a residential area, and is the second fatal UH-1 accident in the Istanbul metropolis in three months – the other one was on 26th November 2018 at Sancaktepe. The Turkish defence ministry named the four fatalities in their tweet as  Pilot Captain Umit Ozer, Captain Semih Ozcan, Petty Officer Sergeant Ilyas Kaya and... Read more

11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B  Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

11-Feb-19 PT-HPG Bell 206B Jabaquara, Brazil (2F)

11-Feb-2019

Helicopter crashed on Anhanguera Highway in Sao Paulo and hit the front of a truck that was passing by, and was consumed by fire.  Two fatalities, including journalist, presenter and broadcaster Ricardo Boechat.  Ronaldo Quattrucci also died in the accident.  Brazilian defence department confirmed the registration of the Bell 206... Read more

09-Feb-19 ET2015 Mil Mi-17V-5 Abyei, South Sudan (3F)

09-Feb-19 ET2015 Mil Mi-17V-5 Abyei, South Sudan (3F)

9-Feb-2019

Ethiopian Air Force Mi-17V-5 being operated for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) crashed inside the UNISFA compound.  The aircraft was on routine operation carrying Ethiopian troops on rotation from Kadugli to Abyei, and it could be assumed it was intending to land in that compound when it experienced some sort of difficulty... Read more

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-2019

The helicopter departed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital and was flying to Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy to pick up a patient.  Contact was lost and the wreckage was found in a wood about three and a half hours later. Troopers located the wreckage of a Bell 407 helicopter east of State Route 278 and... Read more

25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

25-Jan-2019

Mid-air crash between AS350B2 I-EDIC and a Jodel D140 fixed wing F-PMGV, resulting in seven fatalities between the total of nine on board the two aircraft.  Helicopter pilot was named here as Maurizio Scarpelli, accompanied by mountain guide Frank Henssler and three others, one of whom survived. In the fixed wing were four people, the French instructor named... Read more

14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

14-Jan-2019

While in a low hover during a rescue mission, the helicopter crashed into the water.  One police officer was trapped inside the wreckage and was later pronounced dead.  He was named in this report as Felipe Marques de Queiroz.  The others on board were named here as Major Alves, Major Albuquerque and Sargentos Morais Helicopter callsign... Read more

10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

10-Jan-2019

Helicopter blades struck ramp worker during startup.  The man who was killed was identified in this report as Salvatore Disi, 62... Read more

01-Jan-19 PR-RMZ Robinson R44 Ubatuba, Brazil (1F)

01-Jan-19 PR-RMZ Robinson R44 Ubatuba, Brazil (1F)

1-Jan-2019

Helicopter on a scenic flight crash landed in a residential street, killing a pedestrian.  The three on board the helicopter were not seriously injured... Read more

29-Dec-18 Leonardo AW139 Jebel Jais, UAE (4F)

29-Dec-18 Leonardo AW139 Jebel Jais, UAE (4F)

29-Dec-2018

SAR helicopter hit zipwire, causing loss of control and immediate fall to the ground.  Post crash fire.  All four on board suffered fatal injuries. This report names the deceased as Pilots Saqr Saeed Mohamed Abdullah Al Yamahi and Hameed Mohamed Obaid Al Zaabi, Navigator Jasim Abdullah Ali Tunaiji Paramedic Mark Roxburgh... Read more

15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

15-Dec-2018

The helicopter was returning to its base in Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança district, after carrying out a medical emergency mission to transport a seriously ill patient to the Santo António Hospital in Porto.  The accident was located some 4-5 hours after the helicopter was reported missing.  All four on board died in the accident, named in this... Read more

01-Dec-18 HL9419 Kamov Ka32 Guri, Korea (1F)

01-Dec-18 HL9419 Kamov Ka32 Guri, Korea (1F)

1-Dec-2018

Crashed into river when hovering and taking up water for firefighting operation for a fire on Mount Youngchuk.  The rescue services said the helicopter crashed into the Han River near Gangdong Bridge around 11:20 a.m. The pilot and copilot were able to exit the aircraft immediately prior to impact, but the mechanic was trapped in... Read more

26-Nov-18 Bell UH-1 Sancaktepe, Turkey (4F)

26-Nov-18 Bell UH-1 Sancaktepe, Turkey (4F)

26-Nov-2018

A Turkish military UH-1 has crashed in the Sancaktepe district of Istanbul, with four fatalities and a fifth person with serious injuries... Read more

24-Nov-18 VH-KZV Robinson R22 Alice Springs, Australia (1F)

24-Nov-18 VH-KZV Robinson R22 Alice Springs, Australia (1F)

24-Nov-2018

The helicopter collided with terrain about 130km ENE of Alice Springs Airport. A passenger and pilot were on board. The passenger sustained serious injuries and the pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

22-Nov-18 N124ML Airbus H120 La Romana, Dominican Republic (5F)

22-Nov-18 N124ML Airbus H120 La Romana, Dominican Republic (5F)

22-Nov-2018

The aircraft took off from Río San Juan to La Romana Int’l airport MDLR with 5 peoples on board, after been transfer to the La Romana tower he reported 6 miles NW out and the tower report with the traffic inside, Clear to land. Around 30 seconds after the controller lost the visual contact with... Read more

27-Oct-18 G-VSKP Leonardo AW169 Leicester, UK (5F)

27-Oct-18 G-VSKP Leonardo AW169 Leicester, UK (5F)

27-Oct-2018

Helicopter took off from Leicester City FC stadium and crashed shortly after in the adjacent car park.  Five fatalities named by police as Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz.... Read more

28-Sep-18 N907PL Airbus AS350B3 Lituya Bay, US-Alaska (3F)

28-Sep-18 N907PL Airbus AS350B3 Lituya Bay, US-Alaska (3F)

28-Sep-2018

One passenger rescued, other three occupants not found – presumed drowned – after helicopter went down in the water.  Reuters reported the survivor as 12-year-old Aiden Peppard, and missing were the boy’s father Josh Pepperd, 42, the man’s other son, Andrew Pepperd, 11, and the pilot, David King, 53, owner of Last Frontier Air Ventures. ... Read more

17-Aug-18 VH-JWB Airbus BK117 Ulladulla, Australia

17-Aug-18 VH-JWB Airbus BK117 Ulladulla, Australia

17-Aug-2018

the bucket and longline become tangled in trees at the edge of a clearing, followed by the helicopter colliding with terrain. The pilot was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

21-Mar-18 VH-WII Airbus EC120 Hardy Reef, Australia (2F)

21-Mar-18 VH-WII Airbus EC120 Hardy Reef, Australia (2F)

21-Mar-2018

While approaching the pontoon, the pilot reported noticing a warning message illuminate but was unable to verify the nature of the warning due to workload. Pilot elected to conduct a go-around. On the second approach at an altitude of about 40 ft above the pontoon, the pilot recalled feeling a ‘thud’ and the nose of the... Read more

08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

8-Nov-2017

Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski,... Read more

08-Nov-17 JA9672 Airbus AS332L Ueno, Japan (4F)

08-Nov-17 JA9672 Airbus AS332L Ueno, Japan (4F)

8-Nov-2017

Helicopter crashed and burnt out on a road bridge.  Scene photo shows part of tail on river bank below bridge.  All four POB received fatal injuries.  Local power cuts indicate a wire strike but unclear if that was cause of accident or result of the flight altitude at the time... Read more

21-Aug-17 RA-05750 Robinson R66 Maly Utrish, Russia (1F)

21-Aug-17 RA-05750 Robinson R66 Maly Utrish, Russia (1F)

21-Aug-2017

Sole occupant pilot suffered fatal injuries when helicopter crashed into a mountain, per press reports... Read more

20-Aug-17 OE-XTM Airbus AS350B3 Cabril, Portugal (1F)

20-Aug-17 OE-XTM Airbus AS350B3 Cabril, Portugal (1F)

20-Aug-2017

Firefighting operations and helicopter hit powerlines, causing it to crash to the ground.  Sole occupant pilot, named as Americo Sousa age 51, suffered fatal injuries... Read more

10-Aug-17 7T-WU? Bell 206L Douira, Algeria (4F)

10-Aug-17 7T-WU? Bell 206L Douira, Algeria (4F)

10-Aug-2017

Helicopter crashed on a photo survey flight – it was chartered by the National Agency for Studies and Follow-up on Railways Investment, who were conducting cartography of the new railway line linking Algiers downtown to the western suburb of Zeralda.  Images show the helicopter completely burnt out.... Read more

10-Jun-17 B-31118 Bell 206B Fengbin, Taiwan (3F)

10-Jun-17 B-31118 Bell 206B Fengbin, Taiwan (3F)

10-Jun-2017

Helicopter took off at 1046 from Taidong for an aerial photography mission at Fengbin Township, Hualien County. At around 1220, the helicopter was loss of contact and crashed at Fengbin Township, Hualien County. One pilot and two aerial photographers aboard were killed – one was named as Chi Po-Lin, an acclaimed film director.  Helicopter almost completely... Read more

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

9-Jun-2017

Crashed into the sea during artillery exercise, after colliding with the Bulgarian Navy Wielingen-class Drazki 41 frigate.  Pilot (named as Captain Georgi Atanasov) later died in hospital, with the other two occupants seriously injured but stable.  Serial confirmed in this article... Read more

09-Jun-17 VT-NRK AgustaWestland AW119 Badrinath, India (1F)

09-Jun-17 VT-NRK AgustaWestland AW119 Badrinath, India (1F)

9-Jun-2017

Helicopter had difficulties on take-off and it appears that a crew member jumped from the aircraft prior to it impacting the ground, but was hit by the rotor blades and died – named as Vikram Lamba.  Helicopter had its skids ripped off and all four main blades ended up much shorter than they should have... Read more

04-Jun-17 OE-BXY Airbus EC135 Hochsteiermark, Austria (2F)

04-Jun-17 OE-BXY Airbus EC135 Hochsteiermark, Austria (2F)

4-Jun-2017

During hoist operations with the rescuer and two patients being lifted, the wire separated from the helicopter causing all three to plunge into a ravine. The police rescuer age 28 and a woman aged 48 died from their injuries and a 47 year old man is seriously injured.  It is unknown why the wire separated... Read more

03-Jun-17 N7091F Robinson R44 Dimmit, US-Texas (1F)

03-Jun-17 N7091F Robinson R44 Dimmit, US-Texas (1F)

3-Jun-2017

Date was recorded as 04-Jun-17 when helicopter wreckage was found, but as reports state the pilot’s family were looking “in the middle of the night” for him, and he was last seen on 03-Jun-17, we believe the accident date would most likely have been 03-Jun-17. NTSB also tweeted on 4th June that they were attending... Read more

31-May-17 Airbus AS532 Uludere, Turkey (13F)

31-May-17 Airbus AS532 Uludere, Turkey (13F)

31-May-2017

Crashed after hitting high voltage wires shortly after take-off (one report says three minutes after take off).  All 13 POB deceased.  DHA news agency is reported as saying the helicopter was carrying a delegation, headed by a major-general, which was inspecting the Senoba region. All 13 POB deceased, named as 23rd Border Division Command Major... Read more

25-May-17 N62UP Airbus EC135 New Castle, US-Delaware (1F)

25-May-17 N62UP Airbus EC135 New Castle, US-Delaware (1F)

25-May-2017

Air ambulance on training flight. Crash shortly after take off, killing the pilot. No patients or medical crew were on board.  Pilot named as Michael Murphy... Read more

23-May-17 XB-LUB Bel 47D Amacuzac, Mexico (1F)

23-May-17 XB-LUB Bel 47D Amacuzac, Mexico (1F)

23-May-2017

Helicopter crashed during mosquito control operations, and burnt out in the following fire.  Sole occupant pilot died in the accident... Read more

21-May-17 Leonardo AW101 Hamr el Ain, Algeria (3F)

21-May-17 Leonardo AW101 Hamr el Ain, Algeria (3F)

21-May-2017

Helicopter crashed in open farmland on a night reconnaissance mission, killing three POB.  Post crash fire.  Reported location is right by significant amounts of high voltage lines converging on a power station site, and the Algerian Navy later confirmed (below) that the helicopter hit powerlines. The official statement in the news section of the Algerian... Read more

19-May-17 Robinson R44 Heilbron, South Africa (2F)

19-May-17 Robinson R44 Heilbron, South Africa (2F)

19-May-2017

two farmers and their sons were returning home from the Nampo Harvest Day on Bothaville in the Free State when the accident occurred.  One farmer, Douw Wentzel Snr, and the other farmer’s son Andre Deale suffered fatal injuries.... Read more

14-May-17 Tabayama, Japan (1F)

14-May-17 Tabayama, Japan (1F)

14-May-2017

When the rescue helicopter — which was hovering over the scene — moved its position, rocks and tree branches suddenly tumbled down the slope over the patient (who had fallen and summoned help) and the two rescue workers on the ground. The man was airlifted to a hospital in Kofu where he was confirmed dead.... Read more

13-May-17 HB-ZTM Airbus AS350B2 Kandersteg, Switzerland (1F)

13-May-17 HB-ZTM Airbus AS350B2 Kandersteg, Switzerland (1F)

13-May-2017

During landing phase, helicopter fell on its port side, killing the pilot.  3 of the 5 passengers were slightly injured.  Pilot named in prelim accident report as Schweizer Bürger... Read more

10-May-17 D-HAFB Westland-Bell 47 Pertisau, Austria (2F)

10-May-17 D-HAFB Westland-Bell 47 Pertisau, Austria (2F)

10-May-2017

Crashed and burnt out killing both on board, after reportedly hitting the cables of a material cableway.  According to a report in the Tyrolean edition of the “Kronen Zeitung”, Peter H. (55) from Tulfes and Richard G. (52) from Hall.... Read more

10-May-17 N480W Enstrom 480 Pfunders, Italy (1F)

10-May-17 N480W Enstrom 480 Pfunders, Italy (1F)

10-May-2017

Helicopter had started the day in Pisa, flying north and refuelling at Bolzano.  On next leg to Salzburg it encountered some difficulties and one report suggests it was on fire before reaching the ground and burning out in a ravine.  Sole occupant pilot fatally injured – reported as a 75 year old Austrian national... Read more

04-May-17 RA-04156 Robinson R44 Inzer, Russia (3F)

04-May-17 RA-04156 Robinson R44 Inzer, Russia (3F)

4-May-2017

Crashed killing 3 onboard as the helicopter was monitoring forest fires in Bashkortostan, Russia. Reports coming in state that the pilot and 2 forestry workers were killed instantly when the R44 came down in the forest... Read more

04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

4-May-2017

Encountered engine trouble while on a landing approach inside the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Divisiion in Sitio Hilltop, Barangay Sampaloc, Camp Capinpin in Tanay.  Helicopter crashed and burned out in a wooded area The helicopter was taking part in a disaster rescue operation training course involving 60 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry... Read more

26-Sep-16 D2-EYI Bell 430 Malongo, Angola (6F)

26-Sep-16 D2-EYI Bell 430 Malongo, Angola (6F)

26-Sep-2016

All six occupants died when the helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast.  The helicopter left Malongo port in Angola’s Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana offshore oil platform but never arrived.... Read more

29-Apr-16 LN-OJF Airbus EC225 Bergen, Norway (13F)

29-Apr-16 LN-OJF Airbus EC225 Bergen, Norway (13F)

29-Apr-2016

Main rotor blades and hub reportedly detached in flight, and a video online purports to show this subsystem spinning down to earth.  The remainder of the helicopter descended at high rate, impacting  rocky ground with 13 fatalities on impact and being consumed in the post-impact fire.  The helicopter was being operated for Statoil, and en... Read more

11-Mar-16 Eurocopter AS365N Shimen, Taiwan (2F)

11-Mar-16 Eurocopter AS365N Shimen, Taiwan (2F)

11-Mar-2016

While in low hover with winchman on the wire, the helicopter started to spin uncontrollably and then crashed into the sea.  2 fatality, 3 critical The scene was a beached cargo ship, and the weather was rough Cell phone video here... Read more

25-Feb-16 D-HVBB Eurocopter EC135T2+ Bimöhlen, Germany (2F)

25-Feb-16 D-HVBB Eurocopter EC135T2+ Bimöhlen, Germany (2F)

25-Feb-2016

Police helicopter crashed killing two and the third is in a critical condition.  More news awaited.  D-HVBB registration to be finally confirmed... Read more

10-Dec-15 N408FC Bell 407 McFarland, US-California (4F)

10-Dec-15 N408FC Bell 407 McFarland, US-California (4F)

10-Dec-2015

EMS helicopter “went down in dense fog in an area known to have overhead powerlines”, killing all four on board – pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic and patient... Read more

02-Dec-15 ZS-SDJ Robinson R44 II Musiva, South Africa (2F)

02-Dec-15 ZS-SDJ Robinson R44 II Musiva, South Africa (2F)

2-Dec-2015

Both occupants suffered fatal injuries when this R44 went down in the Limpopo region of South Africa. The pair were named as De Klerk van Heerden and Roxanne van der Bank... Read more

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

2-Dec-2015

Apache from  101st Airborne Division crashed around 7pm on a night training flight... Read more

29-Nov-15 RA-04037 Airbus AS350B3 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (4F)

29-Nov-15 RA-04037 Airbus AS350B3 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (4F)

29-Nov-2015

Controlled flight into terrain... Read more

23-Nov-15 VT-JKB Airbus AS350B3 Katra, India (7F)

23-Nov-15 VT-JKB Airbus AS350B3 Katra, India (7F)

23-Nov-2015

A bird is reported to have hit the tail rotor shortly after take-off. While the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing, the helicopter hit power lines, crashed and caught fire.  The helicopter was  ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple.  The seven fatalities were named as  pilot Sumita Vijayn from Kerala, Arjun Singh,... Read more

23-Nov-15 Sikorsky UH-60L Fort Hood, US-Texas (4F)

23-Nov-15 Sikorsky UH-60L Fort Hood, US-Texas (4F)

23-Nov-2015

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement on Tuesday 24th:  “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is... Read more

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

23-Nov-2015

US Army Apache crashed after hitting wires on a routine training mission, killing both on board.  Post crash fire.  Debris scattered across a road 500m from nearest houses.  The authorities reported wire among the wreckage and the upper part of a nearby high-voltage tower was damaged.... Read more

21-Nov-15 ZK-HKU Eurocopter AS350BA Fox Glacier, New Zealand (7F)

21-Nov-15 ZK-HKU Eurocopter AS350BA Fox Glacier, New Zealand (7F)

21-Nov-2015

Crashed on a glacier and fell down a crevasse, killing pilot Mitch Gameren, two Australian tourists Sovannmony Leang and Josephine Gibson and four British tourists Nigel Charlton and his wife Cynthia, Andrew Virco and his partner Katharine Walker, head of radiotherapy at a major trauma centre. It is of particular note that the two visible main... Read more

18-Nov-15 N711BE Airbus AS350B3 Carlsbad, US-California (2F)

18-Nov-15 N711BE Airbus AS350B3 Carlsbad, US-California (2F)

18-Nov-2015

Landing on trolley pad went wrong – aircraft tipped back and hit tail on ground twice, then lurched forward and crashed, breaking off the main blades and tail.  Lack of tail rotor then started the fuselage spinning on the ground, which it did dozens of times (see track in this video) before gradually coming to... Read more

07-Nov-15 VH-GKK Airbus EC135T1 Cooranbong, Australia (3F)

07-Nov-15 VH-GKK Airbus EC135T1 Cooranbong, Australia (3F)

7-Nov-2015

Crashed in remote area killing all three on board – owner Richard Green, his wife Carolyn and their travelling companion, John Davis, a renowned documentary film-maker. Mr Green used his helicopter as a “flying camper van” and frequently went to obscure locations – and this meant that a search party was not launched for over... Read more

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

4-Nov-2015Source: http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.45.pdf

Crashed into sea on night training flight.  Helicopter was operating a training flight for night recency and took-off from rig “WIS”. While landing at “RONTAP MEYER” it met with an accident. After impact ELT was triggered. Cockpit door found at the last known position during SAR. Pilots named here as TK Guha and Eeso Samuel... Read more

30-Oct-15 N609AG AgustaWestland AW609 Vercelli, Italy (2F)

30-Oct-15 N609AG AgustaWestland AW609 Vercelli, Italy (2F)

30-Oct-2015

We are seeing many reports in the Italian media of an AW609 accident with two fatalities – named here as Pietro Venanzi and Herbert Moran. “on fire in flight between Santhià and Tronzano, the province of Vercelli” seems to be the common link description at this time.  ... Read more

27-Oct-15 Al-Maya, Libya (18F)

27-Oct-15 Al-Maya, Libya (18F)

27-Oct-2015

A helicopter carrying two senior officers allied to Libya’s Islamist-backed Tripoli government was shot down in the Al-Maya coastal region west of Tripoli, killing at least 14 of its 23 passengers, a Tripoli military official said.  A later report then raised the figure to 18... Read more

27-Oct-15 C-GIFY Bell 206 Kinley, Canada (1F)

27-Oct-15 C-GIFY Bell 206 Kinley, Canada (1F)

27-Oct-2015

1976 Bell 206 crashed into a farm field after reporting severe icing.  En route from Calgary to Saskatoon... Read more

22-Oct-15 C-FOHE MD Helicopters MD500D Paynton, Canada (2F)

22-Oct-15 C-FOHE MD Helicopters MD500D Paynton, Canada (2F)

22-Oct-2015

A 55-year-old male pilot from Campbell River, B.C., and a 35-year-old male passenger from Prince Albert, Sask., were the only 2 POB when it crashed. They were pronounced dead at the scene.  Helicopter was contracted by electric utility SaskPower to access and repair power poles and struck a powerline causing the aircraft to crash.  Post crash... Read more

15-Oct-15 5Y-DKK Airbus AS350B3 Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (4F)

15-Oct-15 5Y-DKK Airbus AS350B3 Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (4F)

15-Oct-2015

Crashed and burnt out.  Helicopter was being used in support of parliamentary candidate Deo Filikunjombe, who died along with the other three on board.  Another parliamentary candidate, Jerry Silaa, posted on his Instagram that his father William Silaa had been the pilot... Read more

11-Oct-15 XW229 Airbus SA330 Kabul, Afghanistan (5F)

11-Oct-15 XW229 Airbus SA330 Kabul, Afghanistan (5F)

11-Oct-2015

Two UK RAF servicemen, two US servicemen and one French civilian contractor died in the crash after reportedly striking the cable of a tethered surveillance balloon.  The two British fatalitites were named as Flight Lieutenant Geraint Roberts and Flight Lieutenant Alan Scott, while the American pair were named as Major Phyllis Pelky and Master Sgt.... Read more

11-Oct-15 PK-BKA Airbus EC130 Lake Toba, Indonesia (4F)

11-Oct-15 PK-BKA Airbus EC130 Lake Toba, Indonesia (4F)

11-Oct-2015

Helicopter crashed into Lake Toba with 5 POB, and one survivor Fransiskus Subihardayan found afloat in the shallow water on the side of the lake two days later.  Others on board, missing presumed deceased, have been named as pilot Capt Teguh Mulyanto, crew Hari Poerwantono, and passengers Sugianto (who had chartered the aircraft) and Nurhayanto... Read more

06-Oct-15 XC-VER Bell 430 Emiliano Zapata, Mexico (2F)

06-Oct-15 XC-VER Bell 430 Emiliano Zapata, Mexico (2F)

6-Oct-2015

Crashed and caught fire, killing both pilots – named as David Barrera and Fausto Calderón... Read more

05-Oct-15 PNC-073 Bell UH-1H Puerto Gaitan, Colombia (6F)

05-Oct-15 PNC-073 Bell UH-1H Puerto Gaitan, Colombia (6F)

5-Oct-2015

Crashed and burned out after reported loss of hydraulics led to loss of tail rotor control and an emergency landing.  Six fatalities named as Pilot Javier Arias F, copilot Germán David Beltrán;  Col. Carlos Alberto Melendez, police commander for Meta region, along with colleagues Jeison Alejandro García and Luís Felipe Nieva Gómez, plus one other... Read more

05-Oct-15 ZS-HDW Bell 206B Senwabarwana, South Africa (2F)

05-Oct-15 ZS-HDW Bell 206B Senwabarwana, South Africa (2F)

5-Oct-2015

Helicopter was involved in installing an antenna, when it crashed and completely burnt out. Most reports say it hit a pole, but not clear if that was before or after it “experienced difficulties”. Two fatalities and three serious injuries, including those on the ground hit by debris.  The two fatalities were named as pilot David... Read more

04-Oct-15 F-OIAO Airbus AS350B3 Voh, New Caledonia (2F)

04-Oct-15 F-OIAO Airbus AS350B3 Voh, New Caledonia (2F)

4-Oct-2015

Crashed in a nose-down attitude during firefighting ops.  2 deceased – reported as a 47 year old female pilot with 5000 hrs experience and 31 year old engineer... Read more

22-Sep-15 OB-1941-P Airbus AS350B3 Ollantaytambo, Peru (5F)

22-Sep-15 OB-1941-P Airbus AS350B3 Ollantaytambo, Peru (5F)

22-Sep-2015

During a transferring flight of “Odebrecht” Co. personnel, from Quillabamba to Cusco, crossing the Andes Mountains, the Helicopter crashed on a slope surrounding the “Veronica” snowy, destroying it completely. The wreckage was found at an altitude of over 4000m All five on board died, identified here as Miguel Angel Pinto Panta (pilot), Felix Cardenas Gonzales... Read more

21-Sep-15 B-7445 Airbus AS350B3 Gullin, China (2F)

21-Sep-15 B-7445 Airbus AS350B3 Gullin, China (2F)

21-Sep-2015

Helicopter took off at 00h15, the last radio communication with ATC was at 00h30, the flight crew reported to the ATC operation normal. At about 02h00, ATC unable to contact with the helicopter, the dispatcher reported that the helicopter was operating normal. At about 04h32, the CAAC regional office received a report by the local... Read more

13-Sep-15 Bell 407GX Hucao, China (4F)

13-Sep-15 Bell 407GX Hucao, China (4F)

13-Sep-2015

helicopter went down in the Chinese city of Chongqing on Sunday, killing all four on board, including two cameramen Jiang Ya and Song Hao’en from Chongqing Broadcasting Group, a local satellite TV station.... Read more

13-Sep-15 Taif, Saudi Arabia (1F)

13-Sep-15 Taif, Saudi Arabia (1F)

13-Sep-2015

Pilot killed in accident on “routing training flight”... Read more

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