SA318

27-May-22 I-PLLY Airbus SA318C Quargnento, Italy

27-May-22 I-PLLY Airbus SA318C Quargnento, Italy

27-May-2022

Helicopter experienced difficulties shortly after take off.  All four POB seriously injured Wreckage airlifted the next day by the fire service Reparto volo dei #vigilidelfuoco di #Torino impegnato #oggi a Quargnento (AL) nella rimozione di un elicottero precipitato ieri pomeriggio pic.twitter.com/GOkk7aDpQD — Vigili del Fuoco (@vigilidelfuoco) May 28, 2022  ... Read more

Spanish Police seize two Alouettes, 615kg of drugs and 20 suspects

Spanish Police seize two Alouettes, 615kg of drugs and 20 suspects

15-Jan-2016Source: Guardia Civil

[electronic translation] The Civil Guard, under the hemming operation, has been arrested in the provinces of Seville, Malaga and Cadiz to 20 members of a criminal, perfectly structured and hierarchical organization dedicated to introducing hashish in Spain from Morocco by air. Altogether they have seized 615 kilos of hashish hidden in a helicopter were from... Read more

08-Aug-14 I-PAAD Eurocopter SA318C Gaby, Italy (2F)

08-Aug-14 I-PAAD Eurocopter SA318C Gaby, Italy (2F)

8-Aug-2014

Crashed into mountain during a thunderstorm killing pilot Domenico Praiale (55) and passenger Sara Piredda Piras (29).  Local reports suggest ​​poor visibility due to fog and clouds.  Helicopter was original an SA318 Alouette but had been extensively modified and was classed as a homebuild... Read more

26-Jul-14 I-CUDP Eurocopter SA318 El Camero, Peru

26-Jul-14 I-CUDP Eurocopter SA318 El Camero, Peru

26-Jul-2014

before the third take off, the pilot increasing the power and feel vibrations and become no stabilize. The tail rise and the main blades hit the ground and the helicopter wasw serious damaged. No fatalities. After the accident the helicopter spread 300 kgs of agricultural insecticide.... Read more

08-May-13 N318DB Eurocopter SA318C Everglades National Park, US-Florida

08-May-13 N318DB Eurocopter SA318C Everglades National Park, US-Florida

8-May-2013

Pilot reported a loss of engine power while hovering the helicopter at 20 feet during biological survey flight. Aircraft was substantially damaged.... Read more

Suspicion of sabotage emerges in Istanbul Police Alouette crash

Suspicion of sabotage emerges in Istanbul Police Alouette crash

31-May-2011Source: Today's Zaman

A police helicopter that crashed into the waters of the Bosporus Strait last week might have been sabotaged, with the surviving pilot saying the engine and rotor of the aircraft experienced unusual vibration, which investigators say might have been caused by electromagnetic waves.... Read more

Was Turkish Police Alouette II overloaded in fatal accident?

Was Turkish Police Alouette II overloaded in fatal accident?

24-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

A fatal Turkish police SA318C Alouette II crash on Friday has raised a number of questions. The National Police Department Aviation Unit has launched an investigation into the crash, which occurred during a flight to examine Ä°stanbul’s city MOBESE security cameras, which are installed in many streets across the city. The four people killed in... Read more

20-May-11 Eurocopter SA318C Istanbul, Turkey (4F)

20-May-11 Eurocopter SA318C Istanbul, Turkey (4F)

20-May-2011

Four of five occupants killed when helicopter crashed into Istanbul Strait.  Pilot, and commander of the Police Aviation Unit, Kemal Ozdemir survived the accident by swimming to safety.  Other passengers were Branch Director of Information Technology Ragip Ali Bilgen and his son, Marine, with a strong second pilot Murat Güçlü and Oray Sarıçay’ın who worked... Read more

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