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09-Jan-21 N8612F Hughes 500D Winthrop, US-Washington

09-Jan-21 N8612F Hughes 500D Winthrop, US-Washington

9-Jan-2021

Landed heavily on snow, skids broken, tail boom sliced by main blades... Read more

29-Sep-20 N91TA Bell 206B Packwood, US-Washington

29-Sep-20 N91TA Bell 206B Packwood, US-Washington

29-Sep-2020

Tail rotor hit trees during logging operations, causing helicopter to crash... Read more

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

18-Sep-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 to Washington Hospital Center’s MedSTAR Transport program. The hospital partnered with Metro Aviation to customize the aircraft at Metro’s completion center in Shreveport, La. The H135 features a standard medical interior including various specialty add-ons including a Cardiosave mount for hemodynamic support and Outerlink’s IRIS – a system for... Read more

New Hangar for Columbia Gorge Regional Airport

New Hangar for Columbia Gorge Regional Airport

12-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport to mark the beginning of the construction of their new hangar. The 15,000-square foot hangar is hoped to be finished between six to eight months. Life Flight will be able to keep both their helicopter and fixed-wing airplane into the hangar with... Read more

George Washington University Hospital Hopes for Helipad

George Washington University Hospital Hopes for Helipad

30-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

George Washington University Hospital is hoping to add a helipad to the southwest side of the hospital. They recently renewed their Level 1 Trauma Centre verification. They are the only adult trauma centre in the area without a helipad. Medstar Washington Hospital Centre has a helipad but only deals with the critically injured cases and... Read more

FAA Certification for Monumental Helicopters

FAA Certification for Monumental Helicopters

30-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The FAA has recently certified Monumental Helicopters as an Air Carrier, allowing them to operate on-demand passenger and cargo carrying services. This certification now allows them to provide flights to 48 states. Their three passenger Robinson R44 is now allowed to land at any helipad, airport or clearing in the Mid-Atlantic Region, reports Rotor Daily.... Read more

Arrow Aviation Restores Iconic Eagle One Helicopter

Arrow Aviation Restores Iconic Eagle One Helicopter

16-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Mid-2018 sees the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum, with a special tribute to the 1982 Air Florida 90 rescue mission, where the airline crashed into the Potomac River. Hanging above the lower level will be the restored “Eagle One” Bell 206L-1 helicopter, the aircraft that played a vital role in the rescue operation.... Read more

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

28-Nov-2016Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is moving its helicopter stationed at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, to the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, WA, effective November 23rd. The move has been under consideration for several years as Life Flight Network... Read more

MD Helicopters VP Engineering leaves for HeliTrak

MD Helicopters VP Engineering leaves for HeliTrak

14-Jun-2016Source: HeliTrak

HeliTrak is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Nehls as President of the company, effective May 9, 2016.  Mr. Nehls joins HeliTrak with more than 25 years of leadership and engineering roles in the aerospace industry, including extensive experience in aircraft/avionics design and regulatory certification. Most recently, Mr. Nehls served as VP of Engineering... Read more

Klickitat Valley Health puts helipad into operation

Klickitat Valley Health puts helipad into operation

28-Apr-2016Source: Goldendale Sentinel

The helipad came with a price tag of about $190,000 that covered all its related expenses. And among the chief contributors paying that bill was the KVH Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization created to assist the hospital through charitable and fundraising outreaches.  See full story... Read more

Airlift Northwest adding rotary and fixed wing at Yakima

Airlift Northwest adding rotary and fixed wing at Yakima

29-Mar-2016Source: Airlift Northwest

Airlift Northwest, a Pacific Northwest air medical transport provider, announces the expansion of its services and capabilities in Eastern Washington with the addition of a state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12 turboprop plane and a new helicopter to its Yakima base at McAllister Field. The plane goes into service today, March 21, 2016, and replaces Airlift Northwest’s AeroCommander... Read more

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

23-Mar-2016Source: KREM

Guillermo Sanchez was driving to work in Seattle on the morning of March 18, 2014 when the news helicopter fell from the sky and hit his car while he was stopped at a red light.  See full story... Read more

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

17-Mar-2016Source: Life Flight Network

Northwest MedStar is integrating its critical care transport program into Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based, not-for-profit air medical program serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. As a result of this expanded program, Life Flight Network will open new helicopter bases in Colville and Walla Walla, Wash. and add a fixed-wing aircraft to an existing... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

2-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation Inc. will become the Airbus Helicopters exclusive commercial aircraft sales agent for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska under an agreement announced Tuesday by officials of Airbus Helicopters Inc. The exclusive sales agent agreement is the first authorized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the company’s 47-year history. Based in Hillsboro, Ore. since 1980, Hillsboro... Read more

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

3-Dec-2015Source: Klickitat

The KVH Memorial Foundation presented a check for $32,000 to CEO Leslie Hiebert and the KVH Commissioners for the Helipad construction fund at the hospital. The donation comes from money raised during the past two Black Tie & Blue Jeans Dinner and Auction events that were sponsored by the Memorial Foundation. “The Foundation Board worked... Read more

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

3-Dec-2015Source: KVH

The KVH Memorial Foundation presented a check for $32,000 to CEO Leslie Hiebert and the KVH Commissioners for the Helipad construction fund at the hospital. See Full Story... Read more

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

2-Nov-2015Source: Herald Net

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics is getting a new helistop in hopes of cutting down transportation times for patients who need critical care. See Full Story... Read more

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

30-Jul-2015Source: FAA

Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you fly; we... Read more

20-Jul-15 N121PT Bell UH-1H Walla Walla, US-Washington

20-Jul-15 N121PT Bell UH-1H Walla Walla, US-Washington

20-Jul-2015

Press “pilot walked away from an emergency landing”.  FAA “Aircraft destroyed”.  Firefighting ops.... Read more

Kemper Development helistop clears city review

Kemper Development helistop clears city review

6-Jul-2015Source: Bellevue Reporter

A conditional use permit issued to Kemper Development Company in 2011 for a helicopter landing pad atop its Bank of America Building has passed a review by the city of Bellevue, requested last year by opponent Ina Tateuchi.See Full Story... Read more

01-Jul-15 N9490F Hughes 300C Asotin, US-Washington (2F)

01-Jul-15 N9490F Hughes 300C Asotin, US-Washington (2F)

1-Jul-2015

Two fatalities – later named as Hudson Simmons and Hayden Simmons. Unknown circumstances Location is very close to state line. Incident location reported relative to both Lewiston ID and Asotin WA which are opposite sides of the river forming the state line at this point.... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Northwest MedStar

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Northwest MedStar

6-Apr-2015Source: Metro Aviation

Northwest MedStar owns a mixed fleet of four fixed wing and seven rotor wing aircraft, and recently replaced one of its helicopters with a new Airbus H135 (EC135) completed by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Metro also operates all 11 aircraft for Northwest MedStar and has since August of 1994. “MedStar took delivery of its fourth... Read more

FAA plans aviation system growth across 20 years

FAA plans aviation system growth across 20 years

17-Mar-2015Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an annual aviation forecast that shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with greater numbers of people expected to fly more miles each year. “The improving economy continues to bode well for the health of the U.S air transportation system,” said... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award Presented Snohomish County

Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award Presented Snohomish County

5-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

For its work conducting critical life-saving rescue missions, the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, based in Everett, Wash., has been awarded the Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The Golden Hour Award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that over time has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air... Read more

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will hold six regional Customer Service Symposiums in 2015, expanding the popular program this year to include two additional locations. The events provide an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest aircraft safety and technical updates and meet with key company’s customer support personnel. The one-day symposiums begin in... Read more

19-Feb-15 N166DR Bell UH-1H Shelton, US-Washington

19-Feb-15 N166DR Bell UH-1H Shelton, US-Washington

19-Feb-2015

Fell onto its side on take-off... Read more

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

17-Feb-2015Source: Haskell

Washington has awarded a contract to Haskell for the design and construction of a $22 million helicopter operations facility. This 66,000 SF, 2-story HOF will accommodate consolidation of two squadrons, the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and the 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS), into one facility. Design is underway with an anticipated construction start in... Read more

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

16-Feb-2015Source: FAA

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would... Read more

Revived Walden bill seeks fair rural air ambulance rates

Revived Walden bill seeks fair rural air ambulance rates

16-Feb-2015Source: KTVZ

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Tuesday he has reintroduced legislation to preserve emergency care in rural Oregon by ensuring that rural ambulance service providers are fairly paid for their services. See full story... Read more

Fifth $25,000 donation will fund helipad for Spectrum Health

Fifth $25,000 donation will fund helipad for Spectrum Health

5-Feb-2015Source: UP North Live

A pledge to fund a new helicopter landing site has been fulfilled two years early! See Full Story... Read more

Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

8-Jan-2015Source: Seattlepi

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s combat aviation brigade is about to turn its attention from the imposing peaks of Afghanistan to the “vastness of the Pacific.” See Full Story... Read more

FAA Statement on NTSB Decision in Huerta v. Pirker

FAA Statement on NTSB Decision in Huerta v. Pirker

19-Nov-2014Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration has a responsibility to protect the safety of the American people in the air and on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board affirmed the agency’s position that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) meet the legal definition of “aircraft,” and that the agency may take enforcement action against anyone who operates a... Read more

BSEE Seeks to Strengthen Helicopter-Related Safety On Fixed Offshore Facilities

BSEE Seeks to Strengthen Helicopter-Related Safety On Fixed Offshore Facilities

25-Sep-2014Source: BSEE

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking today in the Federal Register Reading Room soliciting public comments on improving the safety of helideck and aviation fuel operations on fixed offshore facilities. This notice is the most recent step in BSEE’s continued efforts to strengthen safety on the... Read more

FAA Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against MARPAT Aviation

FAA Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against MARPAT Aviation

3-Sep-2014Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against MARPAT Aviation of Switzer, W. Va. for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations related to holding a Rotorcraft External-Load Operator Certificate. The FAA alleges MARPAT conducted external load operations in support of firefighting when it was not qualified to do... Read more

NTSB Solicits Public Comments on its Proposed Rulemaking To Update Investigation Procedures

NTSB Solicits Public Comments on its Proposed Rulemaking To Update Investigation Procedures

14-Aug-2014Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment regarding proposed changes to rules governing investigation procedures. The rules are laid out in 49 C.F.R. part 831. In the NPRM, the NTSB proposes organizing its investigation procedures into mode-specific subparts to make the rules easier... Read more

Cantwell wants USCG technology beefed up during tour of CGAS Port Angeles

Cantwell wants USCG technology beefed up during tour of CGAS Port Angeles

12-Aug-2014Source: PDN

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said the Coast Guard should be equipped with the technology it needs to handle the “complexity of Washington’s waterways.” See Full Story... Read more

11-Aug-14 N7432F Hughes 300C Darrington, US-Washington

11-Aug-14 N7432F Hughes 300C Darrington, US-Washington

11-Aug-2014

Force landed, pilot had minor injuries... Read more

01-Aug-14 N3597T Eurocopter AS350 Tahoma, US-Washington

01-Aug-14 N3597T Eurocopter AS350 Tahoma, US-Washington

1-Aug-2014

Collision with terrain during take-off.  4 POB, 2 airlifted, one with leg and one with head injuries.... Read more

23-Jul-14 N949FM Bell 206B Wenatchee, US-Washington (1F)

23-Jul-14 N949FM Bell 206B Wenatchee, US-Washington (1F)

23-Jul-2014

Crashed from low level killing the sole occupant pilot, while flying agricultural ops drying orchards... Read more

22-Jul-14 N5225C Hughes 500D Oso, US-Washington

22-Jul-14 N5225C Hughes 500D Oso, US-Washington

22-Jul-2014

Crashed during logging operations after tail hit a logging cable.... Read more

12-Jul-14 N88771 Bell 47K Kingston, US-Washington

12-Jul-14 N88771 Bell 47K Kingston, US-Washington

12-Jul-2014

Ditched in shallow water.  3 POB got out OK, one named by local press as Tatyana Kutsenko... Read more

27-Jun-14 N560LH Robinson R44 Quincy, US-Washington

27-Jun-14 N560LH Robinson R44 Quincy, US-Washington

27-Jun-2014

Crashed after striking a pole during agricultural work... Read more

Washington National Guard gets new helicopter for first time in five decades

Washington National Guard gets new helicopter for first time in five decades

26-Jun-2014Source: Air Force TImes

The 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment is getting the six new UH-72 Lakota helicopters to replace OH-58 Kiowa helicopters  See full story... Read more

17-year old completes licence in 43.6 hours with Atomic Helicopters

17-year old completes licence in 43.6 hours with Atomic Helicopters

17-Jun-2014Source: Atomic Helicopters

Atomic Helicopters, a Seattle-based helicopter flight school announces Preston Gulledge,a high school student of local The Overlake School, completed his Private Pilot practical test, earning his Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating on June 1, 2014.  He is the youngest student to date to have graduated from Atomic Helicopters’ scenario-based, syllabus-centric flight training program, and one of the youngest... Read more

23-May-14 N260TA Bell UH-1H Waitsburg, US-Washington

23-May-14 N260TA Bell UH-1H Waitsburg, US-Washington

23-May-2014

Owner Tom Archer was taking off from his own property after not flying the helicopter in about a month.  Rotorhead and main blades ended up 10-15m from the fuselage... Read more

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

13-May-2014Source: IHST

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow... Read more

Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

21-Apr-2014Source: Northwest MedStar

Northwest MedStar, the region’s critical care transport provider, is establishing an air medical base at Anderson Field Airport in Brewster, Washington. The full-time base will be opening in May, 2014. “This is another opportunity for Northwest MedStar to collaborate with the local health care community throughout north central Washington,” said Eveline Bisson, program director for... Read more

11 Seattle helipads scrutinized in wake of news helicopter crash

11 Seattle helipads scrutinized in wake of news helicopter crash

30-Mar-2014

After the accident, which killed two, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the city should review its permits and procedures to make sure the helicopters are operating safely.  See full story... Read more

City of Seattle outlines their rules for helipads

City of Seattle outlines their rules for helipads

19-Mar-2014Source: City of Seattle

At 7:51 a.m. this morning, Seattle Firefighters responded to a helicopter crash near the Space Needle. When firefighters arrived at Broad Street and 4th Avenue they found a helicopter that had crashed into the ground causing three car fires. Medics transported a male driver to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns and discovered two deceased patients inside the helicopter... Read more

Sinclair, KOMO express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Sinclair, KOMO express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

19-Mar-2014Source: Sinclair Broadcast

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) and its Seattle television station, KOMO (ABC), expressed its deepest condolences for the victims and family members of the news helicopter that crashed inSeattle, WA this morning.  The helicopter, owned by Helicopter, Inc., is leased jointly by Sinclair’s television station, KOMO, and Gannett’s television station, KING. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy,”... Read more

Gannett, KING express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Gannett, KING express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

19-Mar-2014Source: Gannett Co

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and its Seattle station, KING, are deeply saddened by today’s helicopter accident in Seattle, WA. “Words cannot express the sympathy and sadness we feel for the victims who lost their lives in today’s tragedy and for their families,” said Ray Heacox, president and general manager, KING. “We grieve this afternoon with the entire Seattle community... Read more

News helicopter crashes into Seattle street

News helicopter crashes into Seattle street

19-Mar-2014Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

18-Mar-14 N250FB Eurocopter AS350B2 Seattle, US-Washington (2F)

18-Mar-14 N250FB Eurocopter AS350B2 Seattle, US-Washington (2F)

18-Mar-2014

KOMO News helicopter down in Broad Street in Seattle, more updates shortly.  Seattle Police confirm at least two fatalities – named in this article as  pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO photographer Bill Strothman.  The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5 according to this KING 5 report... Read more

Simplex may be lured to Washington state by tax incentive

Simplex may be lured to Washington state by tax incentive

23-Jan-2014Source: Bellingham Herald

Mark D. Zimmerman, chief executive of Simplex Manufacturing, confirmed that his company is eyeing Cowlitz County  See full story... Read more

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

24-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient... Read more

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

22-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed firm orders for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, completing the 15 helicopter acquisition plan, to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Robert Brant, Vice President of Sales... Read more

17-Oct-13 N414CC Robinson R44 Sedro-Woolley, US-Washington

17-Oct-13 N414CC Robinson R44 Sedro-Woolley, US-Washington

17-Oct-2013

Hard landing and rollover onto port side.  2 POB injured.  Helicopter was making a precautionary landing at 9.30pm in a pasture due to reducing visibility.... Read more

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

14-Oct-2013Source: KGW

Two Life Flight helicopters that operate in Portland and southwest Washington have been grounded due to the government shutdown.  See full story More and more aircraft and helicopters are expected to be caught up in this, and the resultant backlog will take some time to clear... Read more

30-Jun-13 N674TH Kaman K-Max Wenatchee, US-Washington

30-Jun-13 N674TH Kaman K-Max Wenatchee, US-Washington

30-Jun-2013

Damaged on landing.  Further details awaited... Read more

24-Jun-13 N407FK Bell 206B Royal City, US-Washington

24-Jun-13 N407FK Bell 206B Royal City, US-Washington

24-Jun-2013

Crashed into a cherry orchard after catching bird netting at low level.  Pilot 31-year-old Christopher Iezzoni suffered back injuries and was having trouble breathing... Read more

Northwest MedStar adds Eurocopter EC135P2+ and new base

Northwest MedStar adds Eurocopter EC135P2+ and new base

13-Jun-2013Source: Northwest MedStar

Northwest MedStar, the region’s premier critical care transport program, has enhanced its regional service, purchasing an additional helicopter and adding a weekend day base in north central Washington. These additions will increase Northwest MedStar’s presence and provide greater access to communities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and northeastern Oregon. “The purchase of an... Read more

26-May-13 N99090 Hiller UH-12E Wenatchee, US-Washington

26-May-13 N99090 Hiller UH-12E Wenatchee, US-Washington

26-May-2013

Main rotor separated, tail boom bent – pilot Charles Holmes and his wife Shanda.  Accident was shortly after take off and return to the airfield, following a refuel.... Read more

02-May-13 N442RN Robinson R44 Pomeroy, US-Washington

02-May-13 N442RN Robinson R44 Pomeroy, US-Washington

2-May-2013

Rolled over during aerial spraying operation... Read more

12-Apr-12 N442FG Robinson R44 II Ocean Shores, US-Washington

12-Apr-12 N442FG Robinson R44 II Ocean Shores, US-Washington

12-Apr-2013

76 year old pilot and his 51 year old passenger not injured in accident, which left helicopter on its side... Read more

Bellingham Aviation Services Announces Its Expansion

Bellingham Aviation Services Announces Its Expansion

19-Mar-2013Source: Bellingham Aviation Services

Bellingham Aviation Services (BAS), a leading FBO in the Pacific Northwest, announces the expansion of its aviation service offering with the addition of rotorcraft commercial photo and filming flights. “As our staff and training fleet have grown with increased demand, we feel it is an ideal time to further enhance our services and develop the... Read more

Seattle Mayor orders Police to end UAV usage

Seattle Mayor orders Police to end UAV usage

12-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Mayor Mike McGlinn issued the following brief statement “Today I spoke with Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and we agreed that it was time to end the unmanned aerial vehicle program, so that SPD can focus its resources on public safety and the community building work that is the department’s priority. The vehicles will be... Read more

28-Dec-12 N407KS Bell 407 Renton, US-Washington

28-Dec-12 N407KS Bell 407 Renton, US-Washington

28-Dec-2012

“Guardian One” Helicopter fell off side of ground handling trolley during run up, causing tail to contact the ground... Read more

21-Dec-12 N4010B Robinson R22 Auburn, US-Washington

21-Dec-12 N4010B Robinson R22 Auburn, US-Washington

21-Dec-2012

Substantial damage on landing... Read more

Seattle police UAV plan hits severe turbulence

Seattle police UAV plan hits severe turbulence

28-Nov-2012Source: Reuters

The two Draganflyer X6 remote-controlled miniature helicopters purchased by Seattle have so far been mostly grounded, restricted to training and demonstration flights.  Each is equipped to carry video, still and night-vision cameras. (see full story)... Read more

National Park Service issues statement on R22 crash

National Park Service issues statement on R22 crash

19-Nov-2012Source: National Park Service

The National Park Service released a statement this morning regarding the Oct. 3 helicopter crash in North Cascades National Park:- On October 4th, rangers received a report that a leased Robinson 22 helicopter had crashed the day before in a remote area of the park about six miles south of the international border with Canada.... Read more

Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

9-Nov-2012Source: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

One of the Canadian masterminds behind a massive northern border drug smuggling operation was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for conspiracy to import marijuana. Henry Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was indicted in 2006 following a cross-border investigation dubbed “Operation Frozen Timber” led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland... Read more

26-Oct-12 N7530F Robinson R44 Chelatchie, US-Washington

26-Oct-12 N7530F Robinson R44 Chelatchie, US-Washington

26-Oct-2012

Substantially damaged during tree harvesting operation... Read more

Probation for heli-ski operator that illegally cut trees

Probation for heli-ski operator that illegally cut trees

15-Oct-2012Source: Wenatchee World

North Cascades Heli-Skiing’s operating permit is in a probationary status after owners of the Mazama-based company admitted to cutting down or topping a few dozen high elevation trees on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest last winter to make helicopter landing safer (see full story)... Read more

JR Helicopters expands

JR Helicopters expands

15-Oct-2012

J.R. Helicopters, which provides a variety of services, including firefighting aid and agricultural spraying, will relocate from Buena to a new hangar at the Yakima airport. (see full story)... Read more

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