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19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

19-Mar-2013

Heavy landing, deforming the skids, on the side of Highway US-1 after engine malfunction... Read more

MQ-8B exceeds 8,000 hour milestone aboard USS Bradley

MQ-8B exceeds 8,000 hour milestone aboard USS Bradley

13-Mar-2013Source: U.S. Navy

After exceeding the 8,000-flight-hour mark Friday, an MQ-8B Fire Scout assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 Detachment 5 prepares to land aboard USS Robert G. Bradley for a “hot pump” and re-launch while conducting maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations in the Mediterranean Sea March 11. Fire Scouts aboard Bradley are routinely flying 17-hour days... Read more

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

5-Mar-2013Source: Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training... Read more

25-Feb-13 FAP-667 Schweizer 300C Centro Poblado Camacho, Peru

25-Feb-13 FAP-667 Schweizer 300C Centro Poblado Camacho, Peru

25-Feb-2013

Training accident, helicopter ended up on its side in grassy field.  The two occupants of the aircraft were identified as pilot Captain Manuel Poblete FAP Pardo Aguilar (30) and passenger Major FAP Candle Italo Fernandez (36)... Read more

British S300 crash lawsuit plays out in the US

British S300 crash lawsuit plays out in the US

15-Jan-2013

Negligence claims over a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two Britons should remain in the US, a judge has ruled. (see full story) We also found this document online relating to this case File photo... Read more

Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

8-Oct-2012

A total of 19 helicopters – including Sikorsky S92, S70i and Schweizer 434s – have been deployed  in Haj security operations this year and the operations have begun relatively early. (see full story)... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded $28M MQ-8B Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $28M MQ-8B Fire Scout support contract

28-Sep-2012Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $28,126,043 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software sustainment, non-recurring engineering support and obsolescence efforts including future growth software development for the vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Patuxent River Naval Air... Read more

19-Sep-12 N37754 Hughes 269A McCool Junction, US-Nebraska

19-Sep-12 N37754 Hughes 269A McCool Junction, US-Nebraska

19-Sep-2012

Ground impact during training flight... Read more

21-Aug-12 I-GUAN Schweizer 300C Arena Po, Italy

21-Aug-12 I-GUAN Schweizer 300C Arena Po, Italy

21-Aug-2012

Two occupants, substantially damaged... Read more

05-Aug-12 C-FLBI Schweizer 300CBi Widgeon Lake, Canada

05-Aug-12 C-FLBI Schweizer 300CBi Widgeon Lake, Canada

5-Aug-2012Source: 0264

Reg C-FLBI is not confirmed but is the only one in this operators fleet to match the details given so far in the CADAORS report, ref 2012P1240... Read more

24-Jul-12 N9679F Hughes 300C St Petersburg, US-Florida

24-Jul-12 N9679F Hughes 300C St Petersburg, US-Florida

24-Jul-2012

General media reported it as a tail rotor issue while hovering.  Helicopter came to rest close to a fence... Read more

07-Jul-12 N565LH Schweizer 300C Shreveport, US-Louisiana

07-Jul-12 N565LH Schweizer 300C Shreveport, US-Louisiana

7-Jul-2012

Unknown circumstances, according to FAA records... Read more

26-Jun-12 N488MC Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

26-Jun-12 N488MC Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

26-Jun-2012

Tail boom struck fence on landing... Read more

18-Jun-12 VH-LTO Schweizer 300CBi Redcliffe, Australia

18-Jun-12 VH-LTO Schweizer 300CBi Redcliffe, Australia

18-Jun-2012

During a simulated forced landing, the helicopter landed heavily and rolled onto its side. The helicopter was substantially damaged and one crew received minor injuries.... Read more

04-Jun-12 Schweizer S333 San Antonio, US-Texas

04-Jun-12 Schweizer S333 San Antonio, US-Texas

4-Jun-2012

San Antonio Police aircraft declared emergency landing during night patrol.... Read more

02-Jun-12 N2196F Schweizer 300 Broomfield, US-Colorado

02-Jun-12 N2196F Schweizer 300 Broomfield, US-Colorado

2-Jun-2012

Badly damaged in heavy landing... Read more

26-May-12 N345MH Schweizer 300CBi Chesterfield, US-Missouri

26-May-12 N345MH Schweizer 300CBi Chesterfield, US-Missouri

26-May-2012

FAA says “crashed under unknown circumstances”... Read more

24-May-12 N7505Y Schweizer 300C Asheville, US-North Carolina

24-May-12 N7505Y Schweizer 300C Asheville, US-North Carolina

24-May-2012

Hard landing on the runway, which meant that the runway was closed for 80 minutes.   2 POB not injured.... Read more

23-May-12 Schweizer S300 Wazirabad, Pakistan (2F)

23-May-12 Schweizer S300 Wazirabad, Pakistan (2F)

23-May-2012

Helicopter crashed into a river on a training flight.  Student pilot Captain Shmer and instructor Major Zahid Bari missing, presumed dead due to the fast flow rate of the river. Update – student’s body recovered some days later.  Helicopter type confirmed from 26s in to this video... Read more

UK – Virage Helicopter Academy set up by ex-Sterling instructor

UK – Virage Helicopter Academy set up by ex-Sterling instructor

17-May-2012Source: EADT 24

Virage Helicopter Academy was set up by David Pierssene and Tim Kingsley with the backing of businessman Tim Gallup, who agreed to fund and become the owner of the venture. (see full story)... Read more

13-May-12 N61482 Schweizer 300CBi Hillsboro, US-Oregon

13-May-12 N61482 Schweizer 300CBi Hillsboro, US-Oregon

13-May-2012

Tail rotor strike on take-off... Read more

02-May-12 N380TL Hughes 300C Phoenix, US-Arizona

02-May-12 N380TL Hughes 300C Phoenix, US-Arizona

2-May-2012

Crashed in a residential neighbourhood, both occupants hospitalised -Alan Cottrell and Ron Ponce... Read more

21-Apr-12 N34LB Schweizer 300C Schaumburg, US-Illinois

21-Apr-12 N34LB Schweizer 300C Schaumburg, US-Illinois

21-Apr-2012

Tail rotor struck ground handling platform during landing... Read more

Indonesian Aerospace buys two S300Cs, plus options for four

Indonesian Aerospace buys two S300Cs, plus options for four

16-Apr-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft has announced the sale of two S-300Câ„¢ helicopters with an option for four more, to IPTN North America, a subsidiary of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI)/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe). These S-300C helicopters will support the Indonesian Army’s requirements to train more than 100 new pilots in the next few years. In March 2012, the Indonesian Minister of... Read more

12-Apr-12 N69HJ Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

12-Apr-12 N69HJ Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

12-Apr-2012

Substantially damaged due to ground resonance... Read more

12-Apr-12 VT-HAV Schweizer 300C Bangalore, India

12-Apr-12 VT-HAV Schweizer 300C Bangalore, India

12-Apr-2012

Helicopter on training flight made emergency landing on roof of apartment block, ending up on its side. The two occupants of the helicopter were unhurt.  A HAL press release named them as  Air Commodore (Retd) Roj Assey alongwith trainee Capt Digvijay Singh... Read more

25-Mar-12 G-EMOL Schweizer 300CBi Bournemouth, UK

25-Mar-12 G-EMOL Schweizer 300CBi Bournemouth, UK

25-Mar-2012

Date is estimate – helicopter was seen being loaded onto a road trailer 26-Mar-12 at Bournemouth Airport being taken for repair.  Operator name and registration had been covered over with black bin liners.  Training accident, further details awaited – but noting that the helicopter does not look badly damaged from a photo we have seen.... Read more

05-Mar-12 N1099N Hughes 300C Staples, US-Texas

05-Mar-12 N1099N Hughes 300C Staples, US-Texas

5-Mar-2012

landed in a field with the tail boom chopped in half.  Remained upright on skids and two occupants not injured... Read more

Summit Aviation signs long term agreement with Sikorsky

Summit Aviation signs long term agreement with Sikorsky

11-Feb-2012Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today they have signed a long term agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters to manufacture, assemble and test transmissions for new production Schweizer 300 CTM aircraft and aftermarket support. “We have had a long standing relationship with Sikorsky,” said President of Summit Aviation Bob Fitzpatrick. “For the last five... Read more

11-Feb-12 N20536 Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

11-Feb-12 N20536 Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

11-Feb-2012

Fell on side during landing... Read more

16th birthday first solo on turbine and piston helicopters

16th birthday first solo on turbine and piston helicopters

27-Jan-2012Source: Gloucestershire Airport

A Cheltenham Schoolboy celebrated his 16th birthday today, 26 January 2012, with a helicopter flight from Gloucestershire Airport – with a difference! Ollie Chadwick made two unaccompanied ‘solo’ flights, one in a jet turbine helicopter and one in a piston engine helicopter – believed to be a ‘record’. 16 is the youngest permitted age for... Read more

25-Jan-12 VH-FUJ Schweizer 300C Long Hill, Australia

25-Jan-12 VH-FUJ Schweizer 300C Long Hill, Australia

25-Jan-2012

During the return from crop spraying operations, the engine lost power, resulting in a forced landing. The pilot was not injured, however the helicopter caught fire and was destroyed.... Read more

Sikorsky plans S-434 FAA certification early 2012

Sikorsky plans S-434 FAA certification early 2012

4-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky is anticipating FAA certification of the S-434 light turbine early this year.  The S-434 is an improved version of the S-333 with a four-blade head and 300 more pounds in gross weight, taking the total to 2,850 pounds all up.  Additionally it has a new tail rotor with 20% increased thrust, and structurally improved... Read more

Sikorsky donates former Schweizer building To Chemung County

Sikorsky donates former Schweizer building To Chemung County

2-Jan-2012Source: WETM

Sikorsky bought the 185-thousand square foot acre land back in 2004. But have since moved their operations to the former Wings of Eagles museum. (full story)... Read more

Fuchs Helicopter buys another S333 from UK

Fuchs Helicopter buys another S333 from UK

15-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, Schweizer 333 G-TAME departed Shoreham Airport by road after being purchased by Fuchs Helicopter, the Swiss operator. The UK fleet of five Schwiezer 333s has not flown for some time and originally numbered five.  In May this year we reported G-TAMB had been bought by Fuchs, and now G-TAME has followed the same route.... Read more

05-Dec-11 VH-XTY Schweizer 300CBi Moorabbin, Australia

05-Dec-11 VH-XTY Schweizer 300CBi Moorabbin, Australia

5-Dec-2011

During flying training, the helicopter rolled over and subsequently impacted the ground. The two occupants were uninjured but the helicopter was seriously damaged.... Read more

14-Oct-11 N10375 Hughes 269A Fort Worth, US-Texas

14-Oct-11 N10375 Hughes 269A Fort Worth, US-Texas

14-Oct-2011

A spokesperson for the FAA said the helicopter sustained severe damage, but that neither of the two people on board suffered any injuries.... Read more

22-Sep-11 N1088Y Hughes 269C Ramona, US-California

22-Sep-11 N1088Y Hughes 269C Ramona, US-California

22-Sep-2011

Substantially damaged in field landing... Read more

05-Sep-11 N17YS Schweizer 300CBi Orlando, US-Florida

05-Sep-11 N17YS Schweizer 300CBi Orlando, US-Florida

5-Sep-2011

Tail rotor strike during autorotation... Read more

30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

30-Aug-2011

Crashed in open farm field and overturned... Read more

28-Aug-11 N2093U Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

28-Aug-11 N2093U Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

27-Aug-2011

Solo student pilot, emergency landing off the off the BeachLine Expressway, sparking a brush fire.  Pilot had reportedly  landed quickly due to an onboard fire.... Read more

20-Aug-11 D-HSEA Schweizer 269C Hamburg, Germany

20-Aug-11 D-HSEA Schweizer 269C Hamburg, Germany

20-Aug-2011

Emergency landing on harbour-side dock.  Pilot listed as Frank Proebster, aged 41... Read more

05-Aug-11 N2082B Schweizer 300CBi Springbank Airport, Canada

05-Aug-11 N2082B Schweizer 300CBi Springbank Airport, Canada

5-Aug-2011

Training flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  Dynamic rollover?... Read more

29-Jul-11 N39SH Schweizer 300C Darlington, US-Maryland

29-Jul-11 N39SH Schweizer 300C Darlington, US-Maryland

29-Jul-2011

Heavy landing which damaged the helicopter after pilot Steven Rindone experienced severe in-flight vibration and put the helicopter down as soon as he could.... Read more

12-Jul-11 N3623Z Schweizer 300C Malaga, US-Washington

12-Jul-11 N3623Z Schweizer 300C Malaga, US-Washington

12-Jul-2011

The pilot reported that while flying low over a cherry orchard to dry the cherries, the engine experienced a loss of power. The helicopter subsequently settled into the trees.... Read more

03-Jul-11 N72DC Schweizer 300C Katy, US-Texas

03-Jul-11 N72DC Schweizer 300C Katy, US-Texas

3-Jul-2011

Agricultural operation... Read more

21-Jun-11 Lockheed MQ-8 Libya

21-Jun-11 Lockheed MQ-8 Libya

21-Jun-2011

The UAV was delivering intelligence data from about 5,000-7,000 ft. as expected, and there was no immediate sign of a command and control problem or mechanical malfunction, a program source says. This may mean it was shot down.... Read more

15-Jun-11 N2077E Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

15-Jun-11 N2077E Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

15-Jun-2011

Simulated forced landing, main blades struck tail boom... Read more

Air Orlando Aviation to continue flying with restructure and new owner

Air Orlando Aviation to continue flying with restructure and new owner

30-May-2011Source: Air Orlando Aviation

A new majority owner and financial restructuring will keep Air Orlando Aviation in business and positioned to grow. “This company is part of Orlando’s aviation history” said John Painter, the previous majority owner and company founder. “We have a great team and now we can focus on the future.” The company’s majority interests were purchased... Read more

25-May-11 I-PAZZ Schweizer 300C Farra di Soligo, Italy

25-May-11 I-PAZZ Schweizer 300C Farra di Soligo, Italy

25-May-2011

Crashed from an altitude of 20m while spraying vineyards.  The only one person on board, pilot Michele Astrella, 62, from Basilicata, was seriously injured... Read more

11-May-11 PH-HHF Schweizer 333 Veghel, Netherlands

11-May-11 PH-HHF Schweizer 333 Veghel, Netherlands

11-May-2011

Crashed in a meadow, caught fire and burnt out.  Sole occupant pilot, Dirk Wiersma (aged 65) was unharmed... Read more

UK: Total Air Management Services S333 sold to Switzerland

UK: Total Air Management Services S333 sold to Switzerland

4-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The UK fleet of five Schwiezer 333s has not flown for some time – three have airworthiness expiry dates in 2009, one in 2010 and the last has been de-registered after a post-maintenance accident after the main rotor gearbox had been replaced. The first four, registered G-TAMA, B, C and D were bought by Total... Read more

29-Apr-11 N9561F Hughes 269B Edgerton, US-Indiana

29-Apr-11 N9561F Hughes 269B Edgerton, US-Indiana

29-Apr-2011

Crashed during agricultural ops... Read more

04-Apr-11 N8950F Hughes 269A-1 Kahului, US-Hawaii

04-Apr-11 N8950F Hughes 269A-1 Kahului, US-Hawaii

4-Apr-2011

Precautionary landing in cane field... Read more

24-Mar-11 OE-XCG Schweizer 269C Pogusch, Austria

24-Mar-11 OE-XCG Schweizer 269C Pogusch, Austria

24-Mar-2011

All three occupants injured after accident when landing on a steeply sloping site... Read more

20-Mar-11 N153HT Schweizer 269CBi Mount Pocono, US-Pennsylvania

20-Mar-11 N153HT Schweizer 269CBi Mount Pocono, US-Pennsylvania

20-Mar-2011

Caught skid during hover practice. tipped over onto its side... Read more

13-Mar-11 N958CP Schweizer S300C Apopka, US-Florida

13-Mar-11 N958CP Schweizer S300C Apopka, US-Florida

13-Mar-2011

Inflight damage to tail rotor... Read more

Schweizer family’s lawsuit against Sikorsky moves ahead

Schweizer family’s lawsuit against Sikorsky moves ahead

6-Mar-2011Source: Star Gazette

Judge rules that two claims in the Schweizer $12M lawsuit against Sikorsky will stand. One claim states that Connecticut-based aircraft maker Sikorsky failed to work with the Schweizer family to settle two product liability suits, a condition included in the purchase agreement.... Read more

MQ-8B Fire Scout completes first unmanned test flights on Littoral Combat Ship

MQ-8B Fire Scout completes first unmanned test flights on Littoral Combat Ship

24-Feb-2011Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) -built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) achieved a significant development milestone in November when it flew its first test flights from the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1). The Navy conducted the activity, known as dynamic interface (DI) testing, off the coast... Read more

15-Jan-11 Schweizer 300CBi Stuart, US-Florida

15-Jan-11 Schweizer 300CBi Stuart, US-Florida

15-Jan-2011

Instructor vacated aircraft for student Adeniyi Akinuli to complete shut-down.  Helicopter took off unexpectedly and landed onto its side... Read more

11-Jan-11 PT-HGP Hughes 269A-1 Marica, Brazil

11-Jan-11 PT-HGP Hughes 269A-1 Marica, Brazil

11-Jan-2011

Severe ground resonance resulted in separation of rotor dynamics from the helicopter.  Pilots Daniel Alencar Tavares, 33, and Geovani Kopti were both seriously injured... Read more

30-Dec-10 N584PM Schweizer 333 San Antonio, US-Texas

30-Dec-10 N584PM Schweizer 333 San Antonio, US-Texas

30-Dec-2010

Helicopter was responding to a call on the North Side when it suddenly lost power, landed and came skidding to a halt just south of the Bitters Road exit ramp on Highway 281... Read more

Schweizer family sue Sikorsky over 2004 deal

Schweizer family sue Sikorsky over 2004 deal

17-Nov-2010Source: Star Gazette

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Stuart, Leslie and Paul H. Schweizer, who all served as president of the company on a rotating basis. Japanese company Kawada Industries that acquired a 25% stake in Schweizer in 1992, is also listed as a plaintiff. They are seeking at least $2.8 million... Read more

15-Nov-10 D-HROM Schweizer 300 Bayreuth, Germany

15-Nov-10 D-HROM Schweizer 300 Bayreuth, Germany

15-Nov-2010

crashed on approach to Bayreuth/Bindlacher Berg Airport... Read more

14-Nov-10 N299RJ Schweizer 269C Lafayette, US-Colorado

14-Nov-10 N299RJ Schweizer 269C Lafayette, US-Colorado

14-Nov-2010

Engine not running evenly, pilot put down very heavily, skids collapsed.... Read more

11-Nov-10 HB-XYI Schweizer 300 Lanzenhäusern, Switzerland

11-Nov-10 HB-XYI Schweizer 300 Lanzenhäusern, Switzerland

11-Nov-2010

Helicopter suffered a heavy landing in a field, skids compacted and tail hit the ground. Cabin was untouched.... Read more

10-Nov-10 D-HLUC Hughes 300C Trebujena, Spain

10-Nov-10 D-HLUC Hughes 300C Trebujena, Spain

10-Nov-2010

After approaching runway 26 at Trebujena Airfield, Spain, the helicopter crashed after the student pilot lost control while making a 180-degree turn. 1 on board o.k.... Read more

Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

28-Oct-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) has passed the 1,000 flight test hours milestone, attesting to its steady maturation as a key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset for military forces. Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s Fire Scout prime contractor. To reach this milestone, the VUAS completed a number... Read more

16-Oct-10 N20130 Schweizer 269C Englewood, US-Colorado

16-Oct-10 N20130 Schweizer 269C Englewood, US-Colorado

16-Oct-2010Source: http://helicoptersafety.blogspot.com/2010/10/16-oct-10-n20130-schweizer-269c.html

Port skid collapsed on landing... Read more

Schweizer cleans up‎

Schweizer cleans up‎

6-Oct-2010Source: WETM

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a Certificate of Completion to the helicopter manufacturer for their cleanup of potential contamination sites on their property.... Read more

06-Oct-10 N2074B Schweizer 300CBi Cocoa, US-Florida

06-Oct-10 N2074B Schweizer 300CBi Cocoa, US-Florida

6-Oct-2010

After hitting a bird with the main rotor blade, the passenger and pilot were not hurt. It took crews a few hours to remove the chopper and return it to the Bristow Academy in Titusville.... Read more

Helicopter crash inquest hears victims were dead for 18 hours when found

Helicopter crash inquest hears victims were dead for 18 hours when found

30-Sep-2010Source: Leinster Leader

Story relates to accident of Schweizer 300CBi registered EI-CZL (see HeliHub.com page for this accident)... Read more

27-Sep-10 ZK-IMX Schweizer 269CBi Ardmore, New Zealand

27-Sep-10 ZK-IMX Schweizer 269CBi Ardmore, New Zealand

27-Sep-2010

Stuck throttle and landed OK after circling airport for 40 minutes... Read more

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