Helicopter Accidents


Year 2009 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale Alouette II 1
Aerospatiale Alouette III 1
Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma 1
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 2
Aerospatiale AS355 ecureuil 2 2
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 1
Agusta A109 Hirundo 1
Agusta A119 Koala 1
AgustaWestland AW109 3
Bell 204 1
Bell 205 3
Bell 206 8
Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 3
Bell 212 1
Bell 222 1
Bell 230 1
Bell 412 3
Bell 430 1
Boeing 414 - H-47D Chinook 2
Dornier UH-1D 1
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil 5
Eurocopter ec120 3
Eurocopter ec135 3
Eurocopter EC145 2
Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar 3
HAL Dhruv 1
Kamov ka-32 1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries bk117 1
MBB bk117 1
MBB bo105 2
McDonnell Douglas MD520N 1
Mil Mi-8/17 Hip (2nd Gen) 4
Piasecki PV-18 2
PZL kania 1
Robinson R22 2
Robinson R44 4
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 5
Sikorsky S-76 1
Sikorsky S-92 1

2009 206l 45683 Helicopter Applicators Inc N98KR : Helicopter Applicators from Nov07, ex N2021G; Agricultural spray; w/o 24aug09 at Gumboro Township, DE
2009 206l-1 45745 VH-MJO : w/o 09dic09 Dorrigo, Australia
2009 212 35005 Bell Helicopter Canada C-FGNO : BHTCL toward EHBR-1111
Fuerza Aerea Mexicana EHBR-1111 : FAM ex C-FGNO re-registered to 1411
Fuerza Aerea Mexicana 1411 : FAM, ex EHBR-1111, w/o 23dec09
2009 222ut 47551 N222LL : Bell 222UT, cn47551, ff:?; del US as N222LL, unk
N911ED : xfer Air Methods as N911ED, unk; xfer US as N554AM, [ntu]; remained with Air Methods as N911ED; w/o when destroyed by fire 30Apr09; reg canx 06Nov09.
2009 230 23029 Bell Helicopter Canada C-GLZE : Bell Canada 1994
Bell Helicopter N237X : Bell USA, canc Dec00
Armada del Ecuador HN-403 : Aviacion Naval d/d 1998; w/o 19oct09 ditched 8m off Esmeraldas Harbour, Ecuador
2009 412ep 36124 Fire and Disaster Management Agency JA96GF : Gifu Prefecture Disaster Prevention Air Corps from Sep96, test serial N6266T; w/o 11sep09 near Takayama, 3 fatalities
2009 412ep 36136 Philippine Air Force RP-1946 : 252nd PHS from Nov96, test serial N34948; w/o 08apr09
2009 430 49049 Bell Helicopter N8236B : Bell 430 cn49049, ff:?; reg Bell Helicopters as N8236B, 1998
VT-APG : xfer Andra Pradesh Government, India as VT-APG, unk; w/o in heavioy wooded area near Rudrakonda, Kurnool District, India, 02Sep09, 5 fatalities.
2009 A109c 7615 I-MDGL : ex I-IRAS, to N244AM
N244AM : Aeroservices Intl at Wilmington, DE Oct96-Mar98
PT-YFP : Brazil, private; w/o 05jan09 crash at Itupeva, 73km NW Sao Paulo. 1 fatality
2009 a119 14022 TriState CareFlight N119AH : TriState Careflight Oct02, ex N911SL; 22oct09 sustained substantial damage after loss of power and forced landing near Blythe, California. no fatalities
2009 ah-1t 26941 US Marine Corps 160824 : conv to AH-1W; HMM-166 w/o 05may09
2009 ah-1w 26295 US Marine Corps 164596 : USMC; conv c/n 29154; HMLA-469 w/o 29oct09 collided with US Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules 15m E of San Clemente Island. 9 fatalities
2009 ah-1w 26357 US Marine Corps 165333 : USMC. HMLA-169 w/o 26oct09 at Helmand Province, Afghanistan in mid-air collision with UH-1N
US Marine Corps 165333 : 26oct09 stricken from the US Navy List
2009 as332L 2170 Bond Aviation Group G-PUMI : Bond Helicopters Jan86, all red livery; 1999 to Bristow
Bristow G-PUMI : Bristow 1999-2004, to PR-CFM
CHC Scotia G-PUMI : Sep02 noted still red livery and CHC logo
Aeroleo Taxi Aereo PR-CFM : Aeroleo, from G-PUMI
Bristow G-PUMI : Bristow 2005-28feb08
Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-BKJ : Bristow Nigeria 2008, ex G-PUMI
Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-BKJ : w/o 11dec09 heading to SeaBird Exploration seismic vessel Kondor Explorer ditched near Agbami oil rig, Nigeria. 18 onboard safe
5N-BKJ : Feb14, Port of Houston, Texas, USA enroute to Kansas. Fuselage only
2009 as332l2 2612 Bond Aviation Group G-REDL : Bond Offshore Helicopters from Jul04; w/o 01apr09 crash aprox 11 nm North East of Peterhead, Scotland whilst returning to Aberdeen from BP Miller oil field. Main rotor gearbox failure leading to main rotor detachment. 16 fatalities
Bond Aviation Group G-REDL : 06May05 pictured at Aberdeen, Scotland
2009 as350b2 2411 SAF Helicopteres F-GIRF : SAF
F-GIRF : w/o 10sep09, collision with power lines during firefighting operations at Le Brusquet
2009 as350b2 9032 N417AE : Enchantment Aviation at Fairacres, NM
N417AE : GE Business Financial Services Inc at Danbury, CT from Nov07
State of Texas N417AE : Southwest Life Flight, Texas, noted 2003-2004
N417AE : w/o 25sep09 near Georgetown County Airport (GGE), South Carolina
2009 as350b2 9034 MHS Helicopter Flugservice GmbH D-HCRS : MHS Helicopter Flugservice, to F-GTRF
AZUR Helicoptere F-GTRF : Oct06 pictured at Cannes-Mandelieu
AZUR Helicoptere F-GTRF : AZUR Helicoptere; w/o 20Jun09 near Bregnier-Gordon
2009 as350b3 3473 SAF Helicopteres F-GKRL : SAF w/o 09oct09 crashed at Domjullien, pilot killed
2009 as350b3 3583 CoyotAir OB-1911-P : Coyotair Peru; 01oct09 impacted against a hill side at 3500 metres elevation near Cusco, Peru. 3 fatalities
2009 as350ba 3059 State of New York N401LH : Liberty Helicopter Sightseeing Tours; w/o 08aug09 in midair collision with a Piper PA-32 aircraft over Hudson River. 6 fatalities
State of New York N401LH : used in the movie Edge of Darkness film with Mel Gibson
2009 as350d 1476 N5793P : conv to as350ba; 14nov09 impact terrain near Doyle, California. 3 fatalities
2009 as355e 5030 N128NH : to N355EA
N355EA : to N355HR
Africair Inc N355HR : reg Feb00; Aug02 noted Manhattan heliport; Africair Inc at Miami, FL October 2003
Briko Air Services Ltd 9Y-TJO : Briko Air Services from Oct03, as F1 type w/o 20mar09
2009 as355f1 5167 N548SA Heli USA Airways: 06dic09 substantially damaged when the left engine cowling door opened in flight near Temple Bar, Arizona. no fatalities
2009 as532ul 2318 Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 2318 : ALAT. 2318/CGP 17jan09 crash from Foudre landing ship off the coast of Gabon. 8 of 10 on board killed.
2009 aw109e 11209 State of New Mexico N606SP : New Mexico Department Of Public Safety from Dec03; New Mexico State Police NMSP; w/o 09jun09 impact terrain near Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. 2 fatalities
2009 aw109e 11630 SP-HXA : w/o 20nov09 Bemowo, Warszawa, Poland
2009 aw109s 22024 Elidolomiti SRL I-REMS : Elidolomiti from Dec06
Soccorso Alpino I-REMS : Soccorso Alpino, pictured (top) unk
INAER Italia I-REMS : Inaer Italia from Jun09; w/o 22aug09 hit electrical wires at Cortina d Ampezzo, 4 fatalities
2009 bk117b-1 1082 JA6661 : to ZK-HTK
ZK-HTK : New Zealand, to B-77088
Sunrise Airlines B-77088 : Taiwan Sunrise Airlines; w/o 10jul09 ditch into sea on approach to Kinmen, 2 fatalities
2009 bk117b1 7242 MBB D-HFIG : MBB re-registered to D-HMBN
MBB D-HMBN : MBB ex D-HFIG cnvt. to B-2 type toward N3202U
American Eurocopter N3202U : American Eurocopter; 1992 new ex D-HMBN; 1993 toward D-HUUU
DRF Luftrettung D-HUUU : DRF; 1993 new ex N3202U; 2007 Christoph 53; 22may09 w/o burnt
2009 105cbs-2 S-595 N3129U : ex D-HDQR, to N131EH
ERA Helicopters N131EH : ERA, noted 1985; w/o 06sep09 at Schriever, LA
2009 105ls 2010 Carabineros de Chile C-18 : Carabineros d/d 1986; Bo105LS-A3 ex D-HLSJ; w/o 18oct09 by fire at Coyhaique, Chile
2009 ch-146 46434 Canadian Armed Forces 146434 : Dec08 deployed from Mirabel, Quebec to Afghanistan on C-17 (CC-177)
Canadian Armed Forces 146434 : w/o 06jul09 collision with barrier, near Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. 3 fatalities of 6
2009 ch-47d M.7017 Royal Air Force ZA673 : RAF Chinook HC2 cnvt. from ex Chinook HC1 b-820
Royal Air Force ZA673 : 17jul01 pictured (top) at RNAS Culdrose
Royal Air Force ZA673 : 02sep04 pictured (bot) at RAF St Mawgan Families Day
Royal Air Force ZA673 : 1310 Flight /AC; w/o 30aug09 Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 2nd UK Chinook lost in Afgh. Destroyed by coalition forces following a landing incident
Royal Air Force ZA673 :
2009 ch-47d M.7028 Boeing Helicopters M.7028 : conv to HC.2 at Philadelphia 1994-95
Royal Air Force ZA709 : 7Sq /EQ by Mar 1997, still Jan 1999; 18Sq /EQ by May 2000; 27Sq by 2004; 7Sq by Dec 2005; Fleetlands by Apr 2009; 7Sq May 2009
Royal Air Force ZA709 : RAF Chinook HC2 cnvt. from ex Chinook HC1 b-840; 1310 Flight; w/o 19aug09 Nad Ali, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 1st UK Chinook lost in Afgh. Destroyed by coalition forces following a emergency landing after coming under fire by Talibans
2009 dhruv DS88 Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana FAE-604 : FAE 2009
Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana FAE-604 : w/o 27oct09 at Quito during 89 aniversary ceremony Ecuador Air Force
2009 EC120B 1184 Eurocopter France F-WQDB : Eurocopter toward SE-JME
SE-JME : owner unknown ex F-WQDB to new owner
osterman helikopter SE-JME : Osterman helikopter from 2006 w/o 28oct09
2009 EC120B 1528 Bundespolizei D-HSHE : w/o 06oct09 Bonn-Hangelar, Germany
2009 EC120B 1548 N871SA Cessna Finance: 15oct09 impacted terrain en route from San Domingo to San Jose de Ocoa at Dominican Republic. 3 fatalities
N871SA : Apr13 the debris are in a storage of the helicopter owner in Dominican Republic, engine was sent to Texas to the Arrius manufacturer
2009 EC135P2 0406 SP-HDV unknown: w/o 31jan09 turkey

2009 EC135P2 0501 McAlpine Helicopters G-WMAO : McAlpine Aug06-Aug07
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH D-HECG : Eurocopter Germany, conv to P2+ type
UK Police Forces G-WMAO : West Midlands Police from Aug07; w/o 08jun09 get fire; Nov09 canc
2009 EC135T2 0432 F-HBMA Matrix Air: w/o 02jan09 near Molesmes-Yonne, France
2009 ec145 9034 Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH D-HJFW : Eurocopter Deutschland toward F-ZBPR
Securite Civile F-ZBPR : Securite Civile; 2007 DRAGON 13; 25apr09 w/o crashed in Corsica. 5 fatalities
2009 ec145 9040 State of Florida N911LZ : Lee County Division Of Public Safety at Fort Myers, FL from Feb04; HEMS /Medstar 1; w/o 17aug09 Upper Captiva, Florida; canc Apr10
State of Florida N911LZ : Splashed after female PIC caught front skids on water surface and flipping airship. Total loss, no fatalities
2009 ec225lp 2690 Bond Aviation Group G-REDU : Bond Offshore Helicopters; 18feb09 ditched into the North Sea on approach to oil platform in BP ETAP field. 18 rescued; a/c fate unk
Bond Aviation Group G-REDU : Nov12, CAA record as withdrawn from use. Aircraft is presumed written off
2009 hh-60h 70-2262 US Navy 165117 : USN; ord as SH-60F
US Navy 165117 : 12jul96 to HS-2
US Navy 165117 : HS-2 / NE-614 by 16 Nov 1999
US Navy 165117 : w/o 19may09 HS-6 /NH-7 USS Nimitz (CVN-68) crashed into Pacific Ocean near Coronado Islands, CA. 5 fatalities
US Navy 165117 : 20May09 Stricken from US Navy list
2009 uh-25a 18 US Navy 124925 : Piasecki PV-18 cn 18 ff: unk; del US Navy as HUP-1 124925, unk; wfu & soc unk.
US Navy 124925 : soc 23jan57
N183YP : reg to Joseph W Pike as N831YP, [marked as HUP-1, 124925, HU-1, UP-18, Classic Rotors Museum], 2001; crashed in Adelanto, CA, 07Nov09. Sadly, all 3 people on board were killed.
2009 ka-32 5235001583602 UR-AAC : Rosavia, w/o 18jun09. 2 of 5 died
Orman Genel Müdürlüğü UR-AAC : 26Jun09 pictured during wrek rescue
2009 kania 900404 lotnictwo strazy granicznej PL-26XG : Strazy Granicznej re registered to SN-26XG
lotnictwo strazy granicznej SN-26XG : Strazy Granicznej; 31oct09 w/o
2009 md600n RN024 State of California N626SB : SBSD San Bernardino County Sheriff Dept Mar98-Aug05
C-GAAJ : Ruperts Land Operations Inc at Bonnyville, AB Nov07-Jun08
C-GOHN : Oceanview Helicopters at Powell River, BC from Jun08; w/o 25mar09 near Toba Inlet, BC
2009 mh-60k 70-1783 US Army Aviation 91-26378 : US Army, 1/160 SOAR; w/o 19aug09
2009 mh-60l US Army Aviation 92-26410 : US Army, 3/160 SOAR
US Army Aviation 92-26410 : w/o 22oct09 Struck ship while doing fast rope training off the coast of Virginia. 1 fatality
2009 mh-60s US Navy 166363 : USN, NSAWC NAS Fallon, w/o 10feb09 wirestrike and loss of tail rotor
US Navy 166363 : 06Apr09 Stricken from US Navy list
2009 mi-17 404M02 Kenya Police 5Y-UKW : Kenya Police Airwing
Kenya Police 5Y-UKW : w/o 11may09 Kapsabet, Rift Valley
2009 mi-17-1v 226M51 Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-662 : FAP OB-1575; w/o 21aug09
2009 mi-17-1v 419M43 Fuerza Aerea de Nicaragua FAN329 : Nicaragua, to Peru
Fuerza Aerea del Peru FAP-640 : FAP OB-1531, ex Nicaragua; w/o 02sep09
2009 mi-17-1v 96043 Armada de Mexico AMHT-208 : Armada; w/o 10sep09
2009 oh-58a 40918 US Army Aviation 70-15367 : US Army
US Army Aviation 70-15367 : 1991- with the Virginia National Guard. 1996 converted to a Reconnaissance and Interdiction Detachment (RAID) helicopter with the Virginia National Guard; w/o 2009 crashed near Wytheville Virginia, total loss.
US Army Aviation 70-15367 : Went to Ft Bragg as a downed aircraft trainer. Good Scooter, great bird!
2009 oh-58a 41626 US Army Aviation 71-20765 : US Army; to N3181A
State of Florida N911AF : Marion County Sheriff Dept at Ocala, FL from Jan95; w/o 10oct09 substantially damaged following a hard landing at Ocala International Airport (OCF) Florida; canc Jun10
2009 oh-58a HI-855 Kellisa: w/o 02feb09 impacted terrain after loss of engine power. no fatalities
2009 oh-58d 48637 US Army Aviation 96-0029 : US Army 96-00029; 27may09 w/o
2009 oh-58d 48649 US Army Aviation 96-0041 : US Army 96-00041; 08nov09 w/o
2009 pv-18 18-1 N183YP : 07nov09 collided with high tension wires and crashed near Adelanto, California. 3 fatalities; Remembering Joe Pike
2009 beta II 3209 ZK-HXC : New Zealand, to ZK-HMT
ZK-IMG : 66802 Rotorworx (NZ); w/o 16apr09 during mustering hit hillside at Cardrona Valley near Wanaka
2009 beta II 3972 VH-LTD : Helicopter Training Pty Ltd; w/o 14nov09 force land on the oval of La Page Primary School in Cheltenham, Victoria
2009 r44 0821 G-EKKO Pinetree Car Centre: w/o 29mar09 at Swansea Airport
2009 astro 0075 D-HWWG : w/o 23aug09 mid-air collision with Cessna 182 D-EBDD at Erpfental near Ellwangen, Germany
2009 astro 0468 N440M : Universal Aviation Vertical Group at Vega Alta, PR from May98; w/o 05nov09 Morovis, PR rolled over on emergency landing. 3 pob, no injuries
2009 II 10269 N222UH : to N29LE
N29LE : w/o 27sep09 Mount Charleston, Nevada
2009 s-76c 76-0629 PHI Inc N748P : PHI Inc; w/o 04jan09 crashed while flying to offshore oil platform at Amelia, Lousiana
2009 s-92a 92-0048 Cougar Helicopters C-GZCH : Cougar Helicopters at Newfoundland and Lab, Canada from 2007, test serial N71143; w/o 12Mar09 while enroute from St. Johns (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Platform at 12:15Z, declared MAYDAY due to a main gear box oil pressure problem and requested to return to St. Johns. Air Traffic Control cleared the flight as requested. At 12:25Z aircraft ditched at position 47 26 05 N, 51 56 58 W; 1 survivor of 16 pax and 2 crew.
Cougar Helicopters G-GZCH : w/o 12mar09 crashed into the sea near St Johns Newfoundland Canada when flying to an offshore oil platform in the Hibernia oil field. 17 fatalities
2009 sa315b 2543 Helibras ? : Helibras c/n HB2003, HB315B Gaviao
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-730 : FAB HB.315B type; GA51 w/o 04oct09
2009 sa319b 2367 Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana FAE-367 : FAE; w/o 13feb09 crashed; Wreckage stored at Quito
2009 sa330l 1591 Prefectura Naval Argentina PA-12 : PNA d/d 20oct80; apr/jun82 pictured at Stanley during Malvinas/Falklands war, IA-58 Pucara on background; Captured by UK and reused as ZE449
Westland ZE449 : 2001 repaired by Westland at Weston Super Mare
Royal Air Force ZE449 : RAF; ex Argentine coast guard PA-12 captured Falklands/Mavinas; 2001 conv to Puma HC.1 type; 2003 with 33sqd in Iraqui Freedom operation; w/o 02jul09
Royal Air Force ZE449 : 1563 Flt, in Iraq Jun 2009
2009 TH-1F 7309 US Air Force 66-1233 : USAF; 06may87 to AMARC/HF0155
N504AH : 1994 purchased out of Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ by Ray Bluff Private Owner and converted to Civilian FAA Restricted Catagory by Western International Aviation in Tucson, AZ and reg N504AH. Used for external load operations in San Diego, CA area for two years then sole to second private owner in Oregon, USA.
N504AH : private Oregon Apr95-Mar01
VH-UHD Caloundra Helicopter Centre: conv Garlick-Bell; Caloundra Helicopter Center from 21apr08; Helitak 280 w/o 23dec09 crash at Nangar National Park, New South Wales, Australia during firefighting operations. pilot seriously injured.
2009 th-57a 5004 US Navy 157358 : to Ecuador as FAE402
Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana FAE-402 : BuNo 157358
Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana FAE-402 : w/o 28feb09
Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana FAE-402 : pictured preserved at the entrance of Simon Bolivar air force base in Guayaquil
2009 UH-1D 8179 Luftwaffe 71+19 : Luftwaffe 7119; 22jun86 HTG64 at Volkel
Luftwaffe 71+19 : Luftwaffe in 2008 LTG63 ; 2009 LTG63 ; w/o 21mar09 in Norway during Exercise Cold Response no casualties
Böhm Stirling-Technik e.K. 71+19 : Bohm Stirling-Technik e.K., ex Luftwaffe 71+19; May12 picture on his way from Hamburg; pictured (top) arrived
Böhm Stirling-Technik e.K. 71+19 : Feb15 pictured (bot) restored
2009 uh-1h 10810 US Army Aviation 68-16151 : US Army, to N45401
Flight Services SA CC-CBW : Fligh Service, ex N45401; w/o 15feb09 during fire-fighting mission rented by firm Celulosa Arauco: pilot + 12 firefighters killed
2009 uh-1h 13188 Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-404 : Ejercito. BuNo 72-21489. d/d 1973; w/o 06oct09 Las Lomitas, Formosa
2009 uh-1h 18100 Taiwan National Airborne Services Corps NA-502 : NASC, ex NFA-902; w/o 11aug09
2009 uh-60l 70-1617 US Army Aviation 91-26321 : w/o 12jan09 crashed during takeoff at Texas A&M College Station
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