Puerto Rico

Aeromed in Puerto Rico adds third helicopter

Aeromed in Puerto Rico adds third helicopter

17-Dec-2020Source: Aeromed

Emergency rescue service company Aeromed has invested $3.2 million on a new EC-135 helicopter and state-of-the-art specialized medical equipment, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in Puerto Rico. The acquisition of the third helicopter in the fleet that arrived on the island on Dec. 8th “reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the health of Puerto Rico,... Read more

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

08-Nov-20 N139PD Bell 407 Piñones, Puerto Rico

8-Nov-2020

Emergency landing on beach as the tide was coming in.  Skids sank into the soft sand.... Read more

Bell VP cleared of charges related to Puerto Rico Police acquisition

Bell VP cleared of charges related to Puerto Rico Police acquisition

6-Oct-2020Source: Bell

A team of Thompson & Knight trial lawyers obtained an extraordinary victory on Sept. 29, as the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued a ruling dismissing all pending charges against their client, Bell Helicopter Vice President Javier Ortiz. Mr. Ortiz was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire... Read more

Puerto Rico Police Department’s Bell Fleet

Puerto Rico Police Department’s Bell Fleet

13-Mar-2017Source: Bell Helicopters

 Situated in the Caribbean is the 3,500-square-mile island Puerto Rico – home to 3.5 million people. The abundant Latin culture, expansive beaches and luxurious resorts attract numerous visitors each year. To further increase the safety for locals and visitors, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) created the Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA)... Read more

Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429

Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429

16-Jan-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 to the Department of Health, Puerto Rico. The aircraft is configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and equipped to conduct medical rescue missions throughout the region. “The Bell 429 has proven its capabilities in a number of mission... Read more

10-Jan-15 N348VH Robinson R22 Catano Bay, Puerto Rico

10-Jan-15 N348VH Robinson R22 Catano Bay, Puerto Rico

10-Jan-2015

Crashed into water killing the sole occupant pilot... Read more

02-Jan-15 N3183T Robinson R44 San Juan, Puerto Rico (1F)

02-Jan-15 N3183T Robinson R44 San Juan, Puerto Rico (1F)

2-Jan-2015

Fatal accident, no further details yet... Read more

Puerto Rico fails to pay – last air ambulance closes down

Puerto Rico fails to pay – last air ambulance closes down

15-Sep-2014Source: Aeromed

AEROMED ceases operations… and by the time without air ambulance Puerto Rico once more Puerto Rico without air ambulance. After 18 months without receiving a single payment from the Department of health and instead submit a proposal to commit to pay only 17 of 262 flights in that period of time at a rate below... Read more

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

1-Aug-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”... Read more

Aeromed Awarded NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

Aeromed Awarded NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

21-May-2014Source: NAAMTA

Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) is awarding Aeromed (Traslados Medicos de Puerto Rico) accreditation for their rotor-wing program. We are excited to include them within the NAAMTA Alliance, and thus are privy to the benefits associated. NAAMTA’s Alliance Members are... Read more

Puerto Rico Police sell three MD500Es to UK dealer

Puerto Rico Police sell three MD500Es to UK dealer

3-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

As part of their fleet upgrade, the Puerto Rico Police retained their Bell 407 (to add to their new Bell helicopters) and disposed of the remainder of the fleet. This entailed selling three MD Helicopters MD500E aircraft, one built in 1985 and the other two from the factory 1992:- N5231G – serial 0120E N127PD –... Read more

New commanding officer at CGAS Borinquen

New commanding officer at CGAS Borinquen

6-Jun-2013Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen received a new commanding officer Tuesday morning during the unit’s change of command ceremony at the base aircraft hangar in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Captain Patricia A. McFetridge, Air Station Borinquen’s new Commanding Officer, assumed command of the Coast Guard’s only aviation unit in the Caribbean, which is responsible for conducting... Read more

02-Mar-13 N834RC Robinson R44 Ciales, Puerto Rico

02-Mar-13 N834RC Robinson R44 Ciales, Puerto Rico

2-Mar-2013

Struck powerlines and crashed, reportedly after engine failure.  Helicopter destroyed... Read more

18-Aug-12 N118EC Bell 206B San Juan, Puerto Rico

18-Aug-12 N118EC Bell 206B San Juan, Puerto Rico

18-Aug-2012

Lack of fuel.  The helicopter landed hard and the main rotor blades contacted and severed the tail boom, forward of the tail rotor assembly.... Read more

03-Mar-12 N20LA Robinson R44 Baranquitas, Puerto Rico

03-Mar-12 N20LA Robinson R44 Baranquitas, Puerto Rico

3-Mar-2012

Tail sustained damage on take-off... Read more

30-Jul-11 N413LP Eurocopter AS350B3 Humacao, Puerto Rico

30-Jul-11 N413LP Eurocopter AS350B3 Humacao, Puerto Rico

30-Jul-2011

Tail rotor struck trailer on landing... Read more

US military close fatal Puerto Rico UH-72A crash investigation without an answer

US military close fatal Puerto Rico UH-72A crash investigation without an answer

29-Mar-2011Source: Boston Globe

Military authorities have ended an investigation into a crash of a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter that killed six people, saying they could not determine what caused the December accident.  See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 20-Dec-10 07-02069 Eurocopter UH-72 Vieques, Puerto Rico (6F)... Read more

20-Dec-10 07-02069 Eurocopter UH-72 Vieques, Puerto Rico (6F)

20-Dec-10 07-02069 Eurocopter UH-72 Vieques, Puerto Rico (6F)

20-Dec-2010

A Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter crashed in the ocean after returning from a drug raid.  Six fatalities included four from the  Puerto Rico National Guard -0 Col. Victor Torres Rodriguez, Sgt. Jose Omar Sostre, Mario Torres Marin and Francisco Mujica de Leon.  The Pilots were Hector Ramirez or Carlos Acevedo.... Read more

Suspect caught in police helicopter pilot’s shooting

Suspect caught in police helicopter pilot’s shooting

1-Sep-2010Source: Caribbean Business

Story refers to event of 04-May-10 at Rio Piedras in Puerto Rico... Read more

Puerto Rico seeks suspect in fatal police helicopter shooting

Puerto Rico seeks suspect in fatal police helicopter shooting

19-May-2010Source: Taiwan News

Federal authorities issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for a man they say fired at a Puerto Rico police helicopter and injured two people, one of whom later died.  (See HeliHub.com accident page here)... Read more

EADS delivers first UH-72A for basing outside of continental US

EADS delivers first UH-72A for basing outside of continental US

21-Jul-2009Source: EADS

The first two EADS North America-built UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to be based outside of the continental United States have been delivered to the U.S. Army for operations in Puerto Rico.... Read more

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