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Year 2008 accidents

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Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma 1
Aerospatiale Gazelle 2
Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin 2 2
Agusta A109 Hirundo 1
Agusta AB212 1
Agusta AB412 1
Agusta AS-61 2
AgustaWestland AW109 1
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 12
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 1
Bell 212 4
Bell 222 1
Bell 412 1
Bell 430 1
Boeing 414 - H-47D Chinook 1
Breda Nardi NH500 1
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil 3
Eurocopter EC135 3
Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar 2
HAL cheetah 1
IAR 316 1
Kaman K-MAX 1
MBB Bo105 1
McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache 1
Mil Mi-8 Hip (1st Gen) 1
Mil Mi-8/17 Hip (2nd Gen) 2
NH Industries NH90 1
Robinson R44 2
Schweizer 330 (269D) 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 1
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 1
Sikorsky S-76 1
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 1
Sikorsky S-92 1
VFW CH-53G 1
Westland WAH-64 Apache 1

YearVersionC/N
2008 206a 238 N70SP : Bell 206A cn238, ff:?; del US as N70SP, unk; conv Bell 206B-2, unk; xfer Larry Boven as N70SP, unk; w/o when engine stopped and aircraft crashed into trees, Chipman Preserve, Comstock Township, Michigan, 16May08, 1 fatality.
2008 206a 515 N67AR : Bell 206A cn515, ff:?; del US as N67AR, unk; w/o when crashed ivo Barnesville, PA, 22Aug08
2008 206a 573 US N7028J : Bell 206A, cn573, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N7028J, unk; del US as N7028J, unk; conv B206B-II unk; xfer Aspen AG Helicopters, unk; w/o while in straight and level flight, the landing skids contacted the crop and the helicopter pitched forward, crash landing in pieces in a strawberry field, Oxnard, CA, 11Mar08.
2008 206b-2 1249 C-GCHE : xfer Big Horn Helicopters as C-GCHE, unk; under contract to BC Hydro, when crashed into residential area, Cranbrook, British Columbia, w/o 13May08, 4 fatalities
2008 206b-3 2795 OE-XRH Aerial Heli: w/o 02feb08 hit cableway wire near Totes Gebirge, Austria
2008 206b-3 4185 VH-NBP : del Australia as VH-NBP, unk; w/o when crashed in dense scrub near Arcadia, NE of Sydney, 01Mar08.
2008 206b-3 4597 CO FAC4474 : FAC from May07, test serial N70774; w/o 04aug08 by FARC at Cerro el Paso
2008 206l-1 45230 US N37AE : Air Evac EMS Inc at West Plains, MO from Oct05; w/o 31aug08 at Decatur County. 3 fatalities
2008 206l-1 45386 US N305MH : Maritime Helicopters; w/o 25sep08 struck a powerline and crashed near Homer, AK. No fatalities
2008 212 30534 ES EC-IAV : Tragsa; w/o 21feb08 firefighting at Grado, Asturias
2008 212 35008 MX 1415 : FAM, ex EHBR-1115, w/o 18apr08
2008 212 35079 CO FAC4005 : d/d 1995. ex C-FTRC. w/o 24oct08
2008 222 47062 N992AA : Air Angels EMS helicopter; w/o 15oct08 hit a radio tower at Aurora, IL near Chicago. 4 fatalities ( pilot, flight paramedic, flight nurse and patient )
2008 316B 1845 YR-ELA : Romanian Intelligence Service; w/o jun08 destroyed in emergency landing post-fire during training exercise. Crew injured
2008 333 0044A DO 3042 : FAD d/d 2003; w/o 13feb08 at Dajabon
2008 412hp 36052 JP JA6713 : Japan Coast Guard from Oct93, test serial N5092J; w/o 01dec08 8km ENE Ikema Island lighthouse, Miyakojima City; pictured unk
2008 430 49065 VT-REO : xfer India as VT-REO, 16Nov07; w/o when flew into hill after encountering bad weather, near Venketpuram, Andhra Pradesh, India, 03Aug08, 4 fatalities.
2008 a109k2 10010 CH HB-XWJ : w/o 23jun08 landing at Samedan Hospital
2008 ab212asw 5131 IT MM80955 : Marina 7-24; grupelicot4 w/o 01jul08 crash near Calzerosse, an inaccessible area in Grottaglie, near Taranto. Pilot killed and 2 seriously injured
2008 ab412 TZ JW9507 : Agusta-Bell AB-412, cn ?tnz07, ff:?; del TAF as JW9507, unk; w/o 09jun08.
2008 ah-1w 26716 TW 515 : BuNo 164927; w/o 16jul08 2 killed
2008 ah-64a PV890 GR ES1015 : Hellenic Army Aviation; FMS BuNo 91-0110; 2007 pictured with 1TEEP; w/o 05nov08
2008 as-61r 6202 IT MM80975 : w/o 07may08 asg 85 Centro SAR crashed at sea near Pratica di Mare
2008 as-61r 6208 IT MM80981 : HH-3F AMI 15-10. Crash in France 23oct08
2008 as332b1 2322 BO FAB-752 : crash 20jul08 near Colomi, Bolivia. 5 fatalities (4 venezuelan and 1 bolivian)
2008 as332l2 2570 BR PP-MUM : BHS; w/o 26feb08 crash into ocean due tail rotor failure after departing Petrobras oil platform P-18, 4 fatalities (of 20)
2008 as332l2 2609 CN B-7960 : CITIC; w/o 11jun08
2008 as350b2 3158 US N213EH : ERA Helicopters May05; w/o 15apr08 Sheep Mountain, 34m E Chickaloon, AK. 4 fatalities ; canc Sep11
2008 as350b3 4089 GL OY-HGR : Air Greenland; w/o 07jun08 crashed at Nuuk; canc 27jul09
2008 as350bb 3035 UK ZJ247 : AAC Squirrel HT2 670 squadron w/o 29 May 2008. bbc report


2008 aw109s 22008 PR-IPO : w/o 30apr08 crashed after departure from Parati/Condominio Laranjeiras heliport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2 fatalities
2008 105cbs-4 S-853 DE D-HAWI : w/o 02mar08 crashed in route from research ship Polarstern to station Neumayer II in Antarctica
2008 ch-47sd M.4143 TW 7303 : ROC; w/o 18dec08
2008 CH-53G V65-034 DE 84+36 : w/o 28nov08 crash in mountains near Engelberg, Switzerland. 15 injured
2008 cheetah CH210 NA H 706 : Namibia Air Force from Nov94; w/o 08jan08
2008 ec135p2+ 0565 US N238AM : Air Methods /MedEvac 7; w/o 30may08 at Mazzuca Heliport, Pottsville, PA
2008 ec135t2 0359 HU HA-ECE : Air Ambulance Hungary from Nov07, lsd; w/o 31jul08 at Kiskunlachaza
2008 ec135t2+ 0535 US N135UW : University of Wisconsin UW Health; w/o 10may08 collision with trees near La Crosse, WI
2008 hh-65 6038 US 6505 : CGAS Barbers Point; w/o 08sep08 crashed in Mamala Bay
2008 k-max A94-0037 US N267KA : Superior Helicopter 2003; Superior Leasing from 11Jul05; Swanson Group Aviation; w/o 17dec08 crashed at Santa Clarita, LA
2008 mh-53e 65-602 US 164792 : w/o 16jan08 HM-15 /TB-?
2008 mi-17 223M98 MK VAM-304 : Macedonia 1999 Z3-HHF; w/o 12jan08
2008 mi-17v-5 288M03 GH G692 : w/o 28 Oct 2008 with 3 Squadron
2008 mi-8t 9 87 34295 UA UR-24275 : c/n 9 87 34295 / 98734295; Universal Avia Mi-8T type; 28apr08 w/o
2008 NH500E 203 IT MM81265 : AMI w/o March 2008. /72-02 208°Gruppo SVE
2008 NH90 TTH 1008 IT MM81519 : GITA03, Esercito E.I.202; w/o 01jun08 crash into Lago di Bracciano at Vigna di Valle, Rome during airshow ALI SUL LAGO 2008, 1 fatality
2008 oh-58a 40381 US 69-16160 : US Army OH-58C; loaned to US Navy Test Pilot School (USNTPS); w/o 20Oct08; 25Feb09 Stricken
2008 II 11054 US N911GJ : Polk County Sheriff Office (PCSO) from Dec06; w/o 15may08 during training at Lake Wales Airport, Polk County, FL
2008 II 11875 ZA ZS-PXW : Starlite, w/o 28apr08 at Germiston
2008 S-61N 61-297 US N612AZ : w/o 05aug08 serving US Forest Service was destroyed when suffered loss of power main rotor during takeoff and subsequently impacted trees and terrain near Weaverville, California. 7 Oregon firefighters and 2 crewmen were killed plus 3 injured, pictured (pic2)
2008 s-70c 70-2574 TW 2321 : w/o 21oct08
2008 s-76a 760260 US N176SH : Spectrum Health Hospitals at Grand Rapids, MI Jul97; Aero Med; w/o 29may08; canc Jul10;
2008 vvip 92-0020 HL9292 : w/o 19jul08 at Gapyeong, South Korea. No fatalities, Rev Sun Myung Moon and 15 passengers received minor injuries.
2008 ht.3 1191 G-CBXT : w/o 01nov08 near Langley Hill Farm, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
2008 sa342l 1891 EC E-342 : w/o 01aug08
2008 sa365n1 6311 US N92MD : MSP Maryland State Police /Trooper 2; w/o 27sep08 crash at Walker Mill Regional Park, District Heights on approach to Andrews AFB. 4 fatalities
2008 th-57a 5015 EC FAE-406 : BuNo 157369. w/o 2008?
2008 th-57b 3912 US 163342 : USN HT-8 E-185 w/o 13nov08
2008 uh-1d 8681 GR ES822 : FMS BuNo 66-16487. 3 TEAS w/o 18mar08
2008 UH-1N 31434 PA 100 : Panama d/d 1976; w/o 29may08 crashed in downtown Panama City 11 fatalities. ex USMC 158765
2008 wah-64 wah12 UK ZJ177 : w/o 04sep08 crashed in Helmand Province, AF, during landing at Edinburgh Forward Operating Base; Stored Wattisham
    61 C/N found.


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