Two UH-1s flying together and the pilot of the second aircraft remarked that he could see smoke from the engine of the first aircraft. The pilot of the first aircraft advised that they were turning back, but as it maneuvered, it nosedived, according to reports. The pilot reportedly made sure they would not crash land on a group… Read more »
The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Agusta A109E (G-ETPJ), localised burning in equipment bay, Boscombe Down Airfield, Wiltshire, 2 July 2020 Westland Scout AH1 (G-CIBW), loss of door window in flight, West Dean, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 17 September 2020
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight… Read more »
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has temporarily suspended the Certificate of Approval for Approved Training Organisation under Regulation 67 of Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 issued to MY Heli Club for a period of six months, effective 5th January 2021. This temporary suspension comes after two accidents involving three helicopters operated by MY Heli… Read more »
Helicopter was on final approach to land at its base airport Vila Velha en route from Guarapari and suddenly lost height from 200ft to the ground. Both occupants in the helicopter received fatal injuries. They were named in this report as pilot Octavio Schneider Guieroz (68) and his girlfriend Lucimara Poleto (52). Video of accident… Read more »
Damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport. Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the apron outside a hangar. The pilot was flying alone and only suffered minor injuries and received medical attention.
Helicopter collided with terrain, killing all four on board – the owner, his wife and two of their five children – named in this report as Wade Balisky, 45, and Aubrey Balisky, 37, and two of their children, Jewel, 8, and Fleur, 2. They were survived by their oldest three children. Location was a wide open… Read more »
After landing, and while taxying to be refuelled, a manoeuvre resulted in the tail hitting a lighting tower. This caused the helicopter to spin on the ground, during which the main blades then hit the tower too. Video of incident here.
Helicopter had taken off from the Isewan Helipad in Tsu City. Circumstances of accident unclear but it is noted that high winds were recorded around that time and a local weather observatory had issued a gale advisory. Pilot named here as Kotaro Demura, 46, was taken to a hospital but died later the same day Accident… Read more »
Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground. 20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out. It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration. Pilot named in this report… Read more »
Operator quoted as saying “An S-92 helicopter which was flying without any passengers returned to Aberdeen airport this morning (27.12.2020) after crew reported a cockpit warning light illumination. The crew followed standard precautionary procedures by requesting priority to land. “
Helicopter was involved in an operation to evacuate the body of a shaheed soldier, Abdul Qadeer The four on board were named here as Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq. No details on cause of accident
The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and we pray that 2021 sees us all with a more positive view ahead, and with the expectation of getting a COVID-19 vaccine very soon. Since HeliHub.com founder Jeremy Parkin launched the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, this… Read more »
Helicopter descended in an uncontrolled spiral into the sea in clear calm weather – see video. The three on board did not survive. The Algerian military is quoted here as stating that the three onboard were Lt Col Kharousa Noureddine, Lt Col Al Wafi Muhammad Al Amin, and Lt Bouzaida Noureddine
43 year old pilot injured in accident while involved in ag spraying work, after hitting wires and crashing on a steep hillside. Helicopter came to a halt further down the slope, but apparently still on its skids. Airlifted to Gisborne Hospital Registration has been assumed on the basis of this being the only R44 on the… Read more »
While the European Union applauded the Nepal government’s firm commitment to improving its air safety mechanism, the lawmaking body—the European Commission—has questioned the issuance of air operator certificates to new Nepali carriers without sufficient compliance with international safety standards. See Full Story.
Helicopter crashed on rocky beach. Eyewitness reported seeing the helicopter spiralling out of control and plummeting to the ground Two fatalities named as owner/pilot Andrew Hamish Davidson, 60, and wife Lin Chen, 39. Three injured passengers including their two children and another child. The children – two boys and a girl – were all aged under 14 TAIC photo
The helicopter’s main rotor blade struck electricity supply wires and then landed in a clearing. The pilot was uninjured. Power was disrupted to around 18 homes. Low level agricultural spray operations.
Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and… Read more »
Safe emergency landing after diversion due to unspecified technical issue – instead of returning to Aberdeen. A one-off flight by sister ship G-IACF was flown Aberdeen to Sumburgh to Aberdeen a few hours later, presumably to bring back the passengers temporarily stranded.
Helicopter clipped powerlines during the take-off phase and made a heavy emergency landing on highway 77. Nearby neighbours moved the helicopter off the road onto the grass verge. Skids splayed out, but rotor blades seemingly untouched and helicopter remained upright. 3 POB not injured
At approximately 140 KIAS, the right rear passenger door came open. The PIC had also heard and felt a change in the aircraft. PIC immediately slowed down the aircraft and the flight nurse in the back of the aircraft while still seat-belted was able to close the door. Upon safe landing and exiting of the… Read more »
Take off from a temporary helipad in Higashi Matsuyama, Miyagi Prefecture at 10:50 (JST). The flight was for carrying trees with a sling (total weight of about 380 kg), and at an altitude of about 90 m near Miyato Kokegaura in Higashi Matsuyama, one of the trees (about 30 kg) fall in a paddy field. No… Read more »
New Zealand helicopter operator Volcanic Air has confirmed that they are one of the 13 parties that has been charged by WorkSafe – the country’s Health & Safety watchdog – but at the stage that article was written, they had not been advised of the details. [Ed] Worksafe’s press release:- WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges… Read more »
The Government of Canada has reached another milestone in its commitment to improving the safety of Canada’s air transportation sector by modernizing and strengthening regulations. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced changes to the Canadian Aviation Regulations to mandate the use of digital emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) onboard aircraft flying in Canada. The… Read more »
Helicopter collided with terrain during a training flight. The pilot and instructor on board were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed by fire. The student pilot was named as Andrew Goldman
Crashed on take-off during an anti-poaching operation. Army spokesperson advised that all five Botswana Defence Force members aboard the helicopter survived the accident and are currently receiving medical attention
Firefighting operation – single occupant pilot died when helicopter went down in a water course, while taking on water for the firefighting process. Pilot named in government press release as Mauro Tadeu da Silva Oliveira
The Tomcat helicopter (Bell 47 adaption) was involved in agricultural work. Unclear what happened but helicopter ended up on the ground on its skids but without its rotor mast or main blades This report states that “Jose Daniel Avelarez Gálea – aviation mechanic was killed and citizen Edward José Flores Padilla, who works as an aviation… Read more »
Photos posted online show helicopter significantly damaged by landing in two feet of water in a lake, although it remained upright on its skids. Second image shows the person who took the photos, sat in the water of the lake with leg injuries strapped up in a rudimentary way
The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the… Read more »
The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R44 Raven II (G-WTWT), rolled over during a precautionary landing, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Kent, 26 July 2020
Landed too close to the parked Bell 505 HB-ZYN, striking and breaking its tail fin. This helicopter, with student and instructor, then crashed from a lower hover, breaking its skids and damaging its boom close to the fenestron (which ended up approx 90 degrees twisted on the boom axis)
A Leonardo AW109S Grand carrying a heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa crashed on Friday on the rooftop helipad of Keck Hospital of USC in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. Helicopter N109EX is seen in this video to be spinning just prior to touching down heavily and rolling onto its port… Read more »
Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student. It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This blue-livery helicopter descended vertically into… Read more »
Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student. It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This red-livery helicopter managed to make… Read more »
Highway Patrol helicopter landed in the street on final approach to its base after striking trees. The helicopter remained upright, but landed heavily and the skids splayed out – other damage included main blades and bom. Sole occupant pilot B.K. Jones was injured Approx latlong 35.731181, -78.629324
Landing accident on hospital roof top pad, bringing in a donated heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. 3 POB all got themselves out of the wreckage. Each needed medical attention. This video shows the helicopter spinning just prior to touch-down, suggesting a tail rotor issue. Another video here, different angle.
Emergency landing during low level training detail. 4POB all out OK Helicopter fell onto its port side, breaking the main blades. The tail boom remained mostly intact, apart from the port stabiliser on which the helicopter came to rest.,
Emergency landing in a ravine after experiencing engine problems. Helicopter was working for Hawaiian Electric. Some reports say “hard landing”. Extent of damage not known. Pilot not injured “A contractor for Hawaiian Electric was transporting material near the Nuuanu Reservoir off Pali Highway when the helicopter lost power and made a hard landing,” according to… Read more »
The helicopter was en route Vologda – Veliky Ustyug and crashed into the Sukhona River near the Bobrovskoye settlement of the Nyuksensky District, after flying into powerlines. Three villages suffered power failure. Operated by Aerosoyuz, the four occupants on board all died in the accident. They included Oleg Vasiliev, the general director of JSC “Ded Moroz”,… Read more »