Helicopter Accidents


2018 as350b2 4149 N127LN : Fifth Third Leasing Co at Cincinnati, OH Apr07-Apr11
N127LN : Regions Equipment Finance Corp at Birmingham, AL from Mar11
Air Methods N127LN : Air Methods from Jun12
State of Wisconsin N127LN : Ministry Health Care, Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital at Rhinelander WI from Jun11 /Ministry Spirit 2
State of Wisconsin N127LN : May14 pictured (pic1) at official opening of the ambulance garage and new hangar at Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, WI
26-Apr-18 State of Wisconsin N127LN : Ascension Wisconsin, /Spirit 2, op by Air Methods; w/o 26apr18 22:55hs crashed into a heavily wooded area 12m S of base the Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, WI. 3 fatalities
2018 429 57186 Bell Helicopter Canada C-GZAH : Bell Canada Jan14-Jan15, test serial C-GFNQ
PK-WSX : IMIP / Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park at Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia from Feb15, op by Whitesky Aviation
Whitesky Aviation PK-WSX : PT Whitesky Aviation by 2016
20-Apr-18 Whitesky Aviation PK-WSX : w/o 20apr18 09:45hs crash and total loss at location of IMIP / Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park at Sulawesi Tengah; 10 person on board were safe some with injuries but 1 people on land was died hit by cracked main rotor blade
2018 212 31176 C-GELR : Canada, test serial N3910K
C-GBPH : Canada, rtn to N3910K
Heliswiss International AG HB-XPO : Heliswiss Nov85-May86
17-Apr-18 EP-HUA : Iranian Helicopter Services Company ( IOOC ); w/o 17apr18 offshore oil rig Persian Gulf. 4 fatalities
2018 uh-1d 4807 US Army Aviation 65-09763 : US Army, conv to UH-1H
Coastal Helicopters N2220Y : Coastal Helicopters Inc
VH-HUE : Australia from Dec02
17-Apr-18 VH-HUE : ODriscoll Aviation at Howard Springs, NT from Jan11; w/o 17apr18 during firefighting near Snowy Hydro Project at Kosciuszko National Park
2018 206l-4 52035 Bell Helicopter N2154T : Bell, test serial C-GTHE
15-Apr-18 HK-4484 : Helifly Colombia; w/o 15apr18 trying to sling load another helicopter at Argelia, Cauca. 1 fatality on the ground

2018 as350b3 4442 I-NSAM : S.A.M. Italia Apr08
09-Apr-18 ZS-HHI : South Africa; w/o 09apr18 near railway line at Honey Lotus, Balfour
2018 md600n RN025 US Department of Homeland Security N602BP : CBP
N602BP : Classic Rotors Museum at Ramona, CA Sep11-Feb18
08-Apr-18 N602BP : FTAV Llc at Mesa, AZ from Feb18; High Line Helicopters; w/o 08apr18 during maintenance of power lines near Smethport, PA. 2 fatalities
2018 Cabri G2 1143 07-Apr-18 OK-BRI : Lion Helicopters s.r.o., Slovakia, test serial F-WZEC; w/o 07apr18 training at Letisko Spisská Nová Ves
2018 II 12991 01-Apr-18 PP-WVR : w/o 01apr18 in a farm at Rosário, Maranhão. 4 fatalities
2018 ec135t1 0105 osterman helikopter SE-JFP : Osterman 2000-2004; Ambulans 998 at Stockholm
SHS OE-XAH : SHS 2004-2013
Skymedia AG HB-ZIR : Skymedia AG May13-Jan14
24-Mar-18 Air Glaciers SA HB-ZIR : Air Glaciers SA from Jan14; /Obelix w/o 24mar18 on route to l’hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard

Accident Reports

Requested Information

ADDED There is a SH-2D that crashed at NAS Patuxent River, in the late 70s where 3 crewman of VX-1 we're killed as the SH-2 was hovering over the runway and the engine door came open in flight getting up into the rotor blades bring the Helicopter down and landing on its top. The total under carriage was completely in tact with the landing gear still down. No where on the internet is this listed. If you have any information on this crash please send it. I would like to do a 40th anniversary commemorating my shipmates on a webpage.
#27 Request information about a helo crash during take off from USS JULIUS A FURER (FFG 6) during deployment crossing MED - IO Cruise 1984, estimated April 1984, as part of USS SARATOGA (CV 60) Battle Group. Ship was steaming in a sea state six during helo attempted take off . Helo was lost but JAF recovered BG CMDR plus 3 other souls (flight crew). If possible would like Aircraft Designation, Serial No. and any related info available on this loss.
#26 An UH-1B US Army Helicopter crash August or September 1966 leaving Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland
#25 I am looking for information about an Marine "Eagle Claw" gunship that was shot down while flying in support of an insertion in Laos (MAC/SOG) CCN in 1970. All of the crew except for one were KIA, and the other member was able to E&E for 17 days before his recovery. The reason for my inquire is because I was the Chase Medic on that insertion as well as his recovery. I am trying to compile information on that incident. Thank you for your assistance. Paul Whitmore
#24 3 May 1955 :Four U.S. Army personnel are killed in a nighttime crash of a helicopter on main post at Fort Benning, Georgia. A Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw crashed and burned in a heavily wooded area ~.5 miles from a housing development while on a routine training flight at Fort Benning. Killed were: Capt. Earl J. Scott, pilot; Capt. Robert F. Carter, pilot; SFC. Herman W. Punke; and Sgt. Horace G. Connor.
#23 20 January 2015 : A UH-60 Black Hawk operated by the California Army National Guard out of Los Alamitos Army Airfield, California, suffers a hard landing at Ramona Airport at ~1800 hrs. ending up on its starboard side. The crew received minor injuries and were treated at the scene then transported to hospital for further examination. "A statement issued by the National Guard said the helicopter sustained significant damage, but did not say why the pilot had to make the forced landing."Repard, Pauline, "National Guard helicopter crashes in Ramona", ''U-T San Diego'', San Diego, CA
A grainy photo shoed a partial serial that I believe ends in 580. This could tie up with A-model 81-23580, but this is an educated guess on my part. C. Mark Sublette, Clemson, S.C.
#22 I am looking for details of a Marine CH 46 Helicopter crash in or arounf Japan 1970. Apparently A bolt in the transmission wasn't properly saftey wired. The bolt came loose causing the Crash. Wayne Sthpen Hackler, was a casualty of this crash. We were friends and fellow Marines
#21 I m looking for information about a Japanese civilian helicopter crash at Marine base, Camp Fuji, Japan in 1981, between July and September. Both Pilots were killed. It crashed into the fence of the base and side of the roadway going up the mountain.
#20 On Jan 5th, 1992 one helicopter flew from Abu Dhabi towards Ras Al Khaimah taking few U. A. E Air Force men and got crashed. Teams were sent for search but couldnt find. then American team found out the remains after 1-2 days. all the dead bodies were completely burnt and couldnt be identified other than by hair, or a ring etc. One of them was my father, Mr. Nadeem Ahmed Khan.
#19 In March (give or take a month) 1988 two UH-60s crashed together on Ft Campbell, KY. 101st AV Reg.
PROBABLY Loss of Westland Whirlwind 1962-63 with Gurkha patrol on board. Supposedly never found.
ADDED 08feb92 ch-53e from HMH-464 crashed at NAS Cecil Field, Florida killing four crew members. Cause of accident was due to failure of stack bearing in sleeve and spindle. I was in second helicopter. cant find any info on this crash anywhere on web or in news archives. Nov 4(?) 1992 HMH-461 had ch-53e crash on maint. flight off canary island killing crew (my old roommate was lost in this one) Nothing on this crash either. june/july navy crashed one off Norfolk killing crew as well
#16 CH46 explosion with fatalities at MCAS(H)New River, NC approximate date 1974. Internal fuel tank exploded. Cause stress cracks of rotor blade allowing blade to break apart and then rupturing fuel tank. Details needed.
ADDED HH-43 crash at Perin AFB in Dec 1970. Safety wire or split pin (can't remember which) on a rotor blade pitch control was left off during maintenance. Nut detached during subsequent check flight causing loss of control, and the aircraft crashed aprox. 7 miles east of field. The pilot and passenger (the maintenance man who had actually performed the work and hopped on at the last minute) were both killed. I was flying a T-37 training mission in the local area about 10 miles south of the base and heard the radio transmissions and witnessed the fireball. John Fitzpatrick Capt. USAF (Ret.)
#14 Marine helicopter CH 46 3rd batallion 4th marines 1985 crashed in north Carolina in Morehead citty
#13 Fort hood tx 1973 midair collision l was in the helix would like to find out about Other survivers
#12 hmm263 July 26 154812 shot down in Vietnam
#11 ch-46 helicopter crash uss tarawa off phillipines
#10 334th aerial weapons co dec. 17 1969 ah1g cobra last three on tail number 747
ADDED r22 beta , bedford downs station , november 1991.vh-xks
ADDED Bell 206, registered to Coyote Helicopters out of Moncton NB, crashed in summer of 1980 near Trout Lake in the sw corner of the NWT, while working a forest fire. Identified as C-GLLP. Cause; tail rotor failure. No Fatalities
ADDED 4 de agosto de 2013, aeronave Ecureuil AS-350-B3 matricula EC-KIE en Puebla del Maestre (Badajoz). La CIAIAC ha desplazado a dos
#6 My name is Ronald Williams, and I was part of the forces in Panama during Operation Just Cause. I am trying to get information on a downed helicopter in panama between Jan89-Jun89. The pilot was Warrant Officer Brian. We were from Ft ord California, an was deployed to Panama. I think it was an OH58, or a AH1 cobra.
ADDED Reuesting for Cause of accident - helicopter VT-SWA in India on 19 Jun 2011
#4 In 1957 (Buddhist Era was 2500)_ in the month of May-June a Bell 47 helicopter clashed at Phupakdai, now in Phureua District of Loei Province, in the far remote area. Among the 3 injured personals consisted of 2 Thai persons, named Preecha and Manu. And one American person name 'Howard' who suffered from his thigh bone broken. After all he was rescued by villagers. Who was said to have been sent to Philipines for hospitalized until he was cured. After sometimes he returned to that place again to say thanks to people who had rescued him, etc. My name is Dr. P. Boonshoo Sriburin, I was born in the village nearby the area of incident . I am living now in Chicago. I want to know him and to understand the condition of the incident; and to make him as a part of our local history.
#3 looking for information to help an elderly marine veteran friend of mine. He's interested in getting information about a marine helicopter crash that occurred in January of 1977 in Hilo, Hawaii. He believes there may have been two helicopters involved and remembers around 20-30 people died. He is interested in knowing the Squadron that the helicopters belonged to.
#2 Here's a minor event in Nevada from 1957. I'm not sure if it is notable in that there were no deaths or injuries. Also, it is not clear what type of helicopter was involved.
US Navy, October 2, 1957

Reno Evening Gazette, October 3, 1957, p. 21

Navy Helicopter Down in Humboldt
A havy helicopter was sent into the remote Jackson Creek area west of Winnemucca today to rescue four crewmen who crashed in another helicopter yesteray. The downed whirlybird was reported to be seriously damages but none of the men were injured says the Naval Air station at Fallon. The cause of the mishap, which occurred on Jackson Mount about 50 miles west of Winnemucca, has not been determined. The crewmen spent the night at a ranch in the area.
#1 HMT-301 had a mid air a 53 crashed and the other made a safe landing, happened in the early 70's. Another was in late 81 HMH-772 were dong CQ's and one 53 hit an already chained down 53. Loss of all on board the flying 53.

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