SA316

31-May-17 Z402 Airbus SA316 Dayarampura, India

31-May-17 Z402 Airbus SA316 Dayarampura, India

31-May-2017

Precautionary landing due to change of weather – it was a very soggy field... Read more

28-Apr-17 HB-XXM Airbus SE3160 Steffisburg, Switzerland

28-Apr-17 HB-XXM Airbus SE3160 Steffisburg, Switzerland

28-Apr-2017

After hearing a loud noise at an altitude of 3500ft, the pilot commenced autorotation and landed in a field without further apparent damage.  Once on the ground, damage was found to a tail rotor control cable... Read more

21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

21-Jan-2015

During an air display, the helicopter was approaching a hover but porpoised – during this the main blades contacted and cut the boom, causing the helicopter to crash from low level.  Video of incident on YouTube here.  Pilot and co pilot seriously injured... Read more

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

18-Sep-2014

Extensively damaged in “heavy landing”.  4 POB injured, but not life threatening... Read more

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

28-May-2014

Emergency landing in school field.  Press refers to “trainee pilot” so we assume on a training flight.  Later flown to base for closer inspection... Read more

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

3-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, UK, is seeking two particular aircraft to expand what is already a most impressive line-up of helicopters. In a posting on a popular forum website, the user heli1 – widely believed to be the Chairman of the Museum’s Trustees, Elfan ap Rees – posted a request initially for an Alouette... Read more

30-Sep-13 HAL SA316 Chetak Maktanpar, India

30-Sep-13 HAL SA316 Chetak Maktanpar, India

30-Sep-2013

Indian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Maktanpar town near Wankaner taluka of Morbi district today due to a technical snag, officials from the force said... Read more

21-Jul-13 RA-1881G Eurocopter SA316B Solohaul, Russia

21-Jul-13 RA-1881G Eurocopter SA316B Solohaul, Russia

21-Jul-2013

Helicopter was circling nose-down at low level before crashing into shallow Shahe River – see video.  Possible engine failure – note flame from exhaust just prior to impact... Read more

05-Mar-13 IN445 Eurocopter SA316B Visakhapatanam, India (2F)

05-Mar-13 IN445 Eurocopter SA316B Visakhapatanam, India (2F)

5-Mar-2013

Crashed off the Vishakhapatnam harbour  Two crew members were immediately rescued while two others were missing and a search was underway for them.... Read more

01-Mar-13 F-GPGM Eurocopter SA316B Chattonay, France (1F)

01-Mar-13 F-GPGM Eurocopter SA316B Chattonay, France (1F)

1-Mar-2013

Collided with trees and crashed into a lake killing the pilot... Read more

South African mlitary defends Alouette III disposals to Zimbabwe

South African mlitary defends Alouette III disposals to Zimbabwe

29-Jan-2013Source: IOL

The SA National Defence Force has defended the disposal of military helicopter airframes and spares to Zimbabwe amid threats of legal action to stop the move. (see full story)... Read more

South Africa court halts export of Alouette IIIs to Zimbabwe

South Africa court halts export of Alouette IIIs to Zimbabwe

27-Jan-2013Source: AfriForum

An urgent interim court order was awarded to AfriForum late this afternoon by the North Gauteng High Court to prevent delivery of Alouette III Air Force helicopters by the South African National Defence Force to the Zimbabwean army. The interim order shall stand pending the finalisation of the main application by 19 February 2013. AfriForum... Read more

04-Jan-13 VT-EGK HAL SA316B Chetak Delhi, India

04-Jan-13 VT-EGK HAL SA316B Chetak Delhi, India

4-Jan-2013

While carrying out taxi after the main rotor blade change, main rotor blades hit the tail boom damaging main and tail rotor blades including tail boom.... Read more

French 22S Squadron celebrates 150,000 flight hours of Alouette III

French 22S Squadron celebrates 150,000 flight hours of Alouette III

1-Jun-2011

22S Squadron, based at Lanvéoc Poulmic, recently celebrated 22 S 150,000 flight hours on their Alouette III helicopters. More than 200 pilots, crew and engineers were on hand to participate in the event.  [French Navy photo]... Read more

Malta’s Air Wing completes a €2M refit

Malta’s Air Wing completes a €2M refit

4-Nov-2010Source: Police Aviation News

The Armed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing has completed a €2M refit project which saw the installation of new turbine engines and top of the range avionics on one of its Islanders as well as the full return to service of a third Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette helicopter. The project, which was co-financed by the European... Read more

Swiss give ten Alouette IIIs to Pakistan

Swiss give ten Alouette IIIs to Pakistan

9-Sep-2010Source: SwissInfo

The Swiss government decided in August to give Pakistan the three machines which were already out of operation, but it has now decided to give the remaining seven as well.... Read more

Swaziland Army being sued over helicopter maintenance

Swaziland Army being sued over helicopter maintenance

5-Aug-2010Source: Times of Swaziland

Gert Stemmet, in his court papers, alleges that he entered into an oral agreement with the army, which was represented by Colonel Mdzue W. Khumalo, around October 2009 for the provision of mechanical services to the “fleet of helicopters” belonging to the army.... Read more

Dutch Alouette IIIs fly back to their 'nest'

Dutch Alouette IIIs fly back to their 'nest'

12-Nov-2009Source: Dutch military

The first Alouette III helicopters built 45 years ago recently made a historic flight back to the French factory... Read more

1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland

1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland

1-Jul-2009

1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland... Read more

06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

06-Apr-08 Eurocopter SA316 Panama City, Panama

6-Apr-2008

Fell onto starboard side when landing. None of 5 POB seriously injured... Read more

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