Helicopter Accidents


Year 2012 accidents

List of helicopter accidents

Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma 2
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 4
Aerospatiale Gazelle 1
Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin 2 1
Agusta ab412 1
AgustaWestland AW109 3
AgustaWestland AW119 Koala 1
AgustaWestland AW139 2
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 5
Bell 209 ah-1 cobra 1
Bell 212 3
Bell 214 1
Bell 407 5
Bell 412 2
Bell 427 1
Bell UH-1Y Venom 2
Bell v-22 Osprey 2
Boeing 414 - H-47D Chinook 1
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 1
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil 9
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin 2 1
Eurocopter ec120 1
Eurocopter EC145 1
Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar 1
MBB bk117 1
McDonnell Douglas md500 1
Mil Mi-8/17 Hip (2nd Gen) 3
NH Industries NH90 1
PZL SW-4 1
PZL w-3 sokol 1
Robinson R22 1
Robinson R44 4
Russian Helicopters Ka-32A11BC 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 2
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 2
Sikorsky S-70 H-60 2
Sikorsky S-76 1
Sikorsky S-80 H-53E 3
Westland WAH-64 Apache 1

2012 206b-2 726 Gobierno de Mexico XC-SYT : Mexico, ex XA-BIZ, to XA-UKL
XA-UKL : Aero Elite Acapulco; Secretaria de Seguridad Publica (SSP), Policia Estatal de Zacatecas; w/o 16may12 crashed on police heliport during takeoff
2012 206b-3 4119 N55AJ : Austin Jet Corp at Austin, TX Aug/Oct 1990
ZS-HRZ : w/o 27may12 shortly after take off from Grand Central Airport, coming to rest against a concrete fence in an abandoned industrial park. The two occupants were severely injured
2012 206l 45113 ERA Helicopters N403EH : ERA Aviation May89-Mar03
C-FBHV : Bailey Helicopters at Fort St John, BC Mar03-Mar13; w/o 18oct12
2012 212 30575 Bundespolizei D-HALS : BGS then Bpol
Agrarflug Helilift GmbH D-HALS : Agrarflug Helilift GmbH 2011
HELOG Lufttransport KG D-HALS : w/o 13mar12, crashed in Ogooue-Maritime province,Gabon. 2 fatalities.
2012 212 30926 N2756X : to N412AX
N412AX : reg May81
PT-HPZ : Brazil, canc Jul93, rtn to N412AX
HK-3849X : Colombia, to HK-4129X
HK-4129X : rtn to N412AX
N412AX : Miami, FL, canc Sep06
Eagle Copters C-FHVC : Eagle Copters Sep/Oct 2006
Servicios Aereos De Los Andes OB-1845-P : Servicios Aereos de los Andes; lsd Transportadora de Gas del Peru; w/o 06oct12 destroyed at night parked at Kiteni Airfield, Cusco by bomb attack
OB-1845-P : w/o 06oct12 destroyed in a terrorist attack at Kiteni, Cusco, Peru
2012 212 31272 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4020 : FAC 1984 as 220A, then FAC4220; 1995 FAC4020; w/o 30apr12 assign Comando Aereo de Combate 3, crash onroute from Barranquilla to Caucasia, 13 fatalities
2012 214ST 28102 AAR Corp N5748M : 3 Fatalities, 3 Occupants:W/o
2012 407 53281 Med Trans Corp N509MT : Med-trans Corp from 2003, ex N2022Y; Avera St.Lukes Careflight ambulance; w/o 14apr12 Aberdeen, SD
Med Trans Corp N509MT : Was the replacement for N400SL that also crashed in Sept 2002
2012 407 53369 Gobierno de Mexico XC-ZIT : Gobierno del Estado de Michoacan, Procuraduría General de Justicia en el estado (PGJE), Unidad de Servicios Aereos; Bell serial N6052J
Gobierno de Mexico XC-ZIT : w/o 18sep12 crash during film production at Zirahuen lake ( 71 km from Morelia ) near Paricutin Volcano. The video was to feature a singer from Mexico reality musical talent show "The Academy" ( La Academia ). TV Azteca Producer Daniel Segundo Martinez died and 4 were injured
2012 407 53481 Bristow US Llc N406AL : Bristow Us from Aug01; w/o 05oct12 near Intracoastal City, LA. 1 fatality
2012 407 53869 N407HL : Teton County Sheriff Office (TCSO); Ambulance; w/o 15feb12 impacted trees and terrain in Bridger Teton National Forest, Moran Junction, Wyoming. 1 killed, 2 severly injured
2012 407 Gobierno de Mexico XC-SSP : Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz; w/o 04aug12 near Tlaxco, estado de Tlaxcala
2012 412ep 36467 INAER EC-KSJ : Inaer; w/o 02jul12 during firefightings at Valencia along W-3 EJ-JUN, pilot killed
2012 412hp 36035 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC0005 : FAC d/d 1993; Bell serial N3102A; VIP; w/o 08jan12 crash on landing at Ecopetrol oil refinery in Barrancabermeja, no fatalities
2012 427 56035 Nigerian Police 5N-POL : igerian Police, Bell serial N427DL; w/o 14mar12 at Jenta Mangoro area of Jos, Plateau state, 7 fatalities
2012 ab412 25502 G-BVYN : RCR Aviation Feb/Apr 1995, ex I-INGO
VR-BQC : Bermuda May95
EC-GDE : Spain, ex EC-863, to Colombia
Armada Nacional de Colombia ARC-214 : Colombia Navy 214 d/d 1998; w/o 05jan12 ditch at Bajito Vaqueria, Tumaco. 1 fatality
2012 ah-1j 26072 US Marine Corps 160107 : USMC, conv AH-1W unk
US Marine Corps 160107 : 06apr94 pictured as HMM-365 /YM-21 RNAS Lee-on-Solent, UK asg USS Guam (LPH-9) to take part in the D-Day 50th anniversary flypast
US Marine Corps 160107 : 05jun94 HMM-365./YM-21 Flypast Portsmouth harbour
US Marine Corps 160107 : w/o 22feb12 collided with UH-1Y Buno 168039 near MCAS Yuma, AZ
2012 ah-60l 70-2633 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4130 : FAC d/d 2000. BuNo 00-26872?
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana FAC4130 : w/o 15dec12 emergency landing near Providencia island
2012 as332b 2354 Ejercito del Aire HD.21-12 : EdA; 2006 803Esc 803-12
Ejercito del Aire HD.21-12 : Oct08 with ISAF in Afghanistan
Ejercito del Aire HD.21-12 : w/o 03aug12, Zona Hostil
2012 as332b1 2257 Fuerza Aerea de Venezuela 2216 : FAV. d/d 1990
Fuerza Aerea de Venezuela 2216 : w/o 29mar12 crash in Estado de Apure during antidrug ops, 7 fatalities
2012 as350b 1017 Aerospatiale F-WZFA : Aerospatiale toward SE-HIA
SE-HIA : from 1978 ex F-WZFA toward LN-OMY
LN-OMY : from 1993 ex SE-HIA
Helitrans AS LN-OMY : Helitrans; w/o 05dec12 declared missing on route from Lubeck, Germany to Halmstad, Sweden. 2 onboard
2012 as350b 1774 RP-C668 : to N516FB
N516FB : ex RP-C668 to N8837K, conv as.350ba
Smart Elicotteri I-MIAE : Smart Elicotteri, ex N8837K; w/o 20nov12 at Trichiana, Belluno, Regione Veneto during agricultural tasks, 2 fatalities
2012 as350b3 3082 Canadian Police C-FMPG : Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from Jul98; w/o 17jan12 mear Cultus Lake, near Chilliwack, BC. 1 fatality
2012 as350b3 3957 Sky Helicopteros EC-JJB : Sky Helicopteros, noted Feb08; to RA-04097
UTair Aviation RA-04097 : UTair; w/o 04jul12 4km from Lensk. 4 fatalities
2012 as350b3 4584 Heli-Linth AG HB-ZKK : Heli-Linth from 2008
Heli-Linth AG HB-ZKK : w/o 21mar12 crash at Claridenfirn. 5 onboard 3 slightly injured
2012 as350b3 4946 Servicios Aereos De Los Andes OB-1949-P : Servicios Aereos de los Andes; lsd Transportadora de Gas del Peru; w/o 06oct12 destroyed at night parked at Kiteni Airfield, Cusco by bomb attack
2012 as350b3e 7238 Kenya Police 5Y-CDT : Kenya Police; Eurocopter Southern Africa ZS-HHO
Kenya Police 5Y-CDT : w/o 10jun12 crashed at Ngong, Nairobi. Kenya internal security minister George Saitoti was killed with five other people
Kenya Police 5Y-CDT : crashed and bursted into flames killing all 6 occupants including 2 Cabinet Ministers on 10jun12 in Ngong area near Nairobi
2012 as350bb 3014 Royal Air Force ZJ276 : RAF Squirrel HT1; 29jul09 pictured at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
Royal Air Force ZJ276 : 20apr12 w/o
Royal Air Force ZJ276 : Jan13 wreck in hangar./76
2012 as532al 2800 Eurocopter France F-ZWDL : Eurocopter
Forca Ajrore Shqiptare FA-630 : Albanian Armed Forces f/f Dec11 at Marignane, France; w/o 25jul12 before delivery at La Palud-sur-Verdon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. 6 fatalities
2012 as565mb 6703 Armada de Mexico AMHP-151 : Marina d/d 2005, test serial F-ZKBK; 25apr09 pictured with German Combat Support Ship Frankfurt Am Main (A1412) during multi-national training
Armada de Mexico AMHP-151 : May10 visited Buenos Aires, Argentina on patrol ship ARM Baja California (P-162)
Armada de Mexico AMHP-151 : w/o 22jun12 hit mountain at Barranca del Muerto, Tecalitlan (Jalisco); Took 4 days to find her, 4 missing
2012 aw109e 11144 CareFlite N144CF : Careflite from Oct02, test serial N162CF
CareFlite N144CF : Ambulance; w/o 30sep12 9:30am on bad weather at Eastland county, Texas
2012 aw109e 11512 Nigerian Navy 07 : Nigerian Navy, w/o 15dec12 near Okoroba, Bayelsa. 6 fatalities including Governor of Kaduna Patrick Yakowa
2012 aw109sp 22251 Eolo Plus XA-UQH : Eolo d/d Feb12; w/o 30jul12 Cerro Alpino, Jiquipilco, Mexico state, 3 fatalities including businessman Armando Hinojosa-Garcia
2012 aw119ke 14768 AgustaWestland Philadelphia N385SH : AgustaWestland, PA; to PP-CGO
Polícia Civil PP-CGO : Policia Civil Goias (GPAER); w/o 08may12 at Fazenda do Boi, Piranhas, Goias State, 8 fatalities
2012 aw139 31131 VT-APC : Andhra Pradesh Gov, India d/d Sep08; w/o 17dec12 in hangar fire at Hyderabad airport hangar
2012 aw139 41013 AgustaWestland Philadelphia N385RH : AgustaWestland, PA Apr-Jul 2008, also as I-EASH
ERA Helicopters N385RH : ERA d/d Jun08; asg ERA SAR rescue unk; w/o 22oct12 damaged landing at Houma-Terrebonne Airport
AgustaWestland Philadelphia N385RH : AgustaWestland, PA from Jan14 (must be repaired)
2012 bk117a3 7099 N911BK : Rockford Memorial Hospital EMS, ex N525MB, N540H; w/o 10dec12 in route from Rockford base to Mendota to pick up a patient, 3 fatalities
2012 CH-46F 2510 US Marine Corps 156440 : BV-107M, c/n 2510, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 156440 17Apr69; xfer HMM-163 29Apr69; xfer HMM-163 Sub Unit 12Sep69; xfer HMM-163 11Oct69; further unit xfers unk; conv CH-46E unk; unit xfers unk; xfer HMM-262, ET-12, unk; xfer HMM-265, EP-??, Dec06; noted HMM-262, ET-04, 15Sep09.
US Marine Corps 156440 : Aug90 to Jun92 as HMM-165 /YW-06
US Marine Corps 156440 : Oct11 as HMM-262 /ET-04 at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan
US Marine Corps 156440 : w/o 12oct12 HMM-262 near Basa air base, Philippines
2012 ch-47d M.3452 Australian Army Aviation A15-103 : ex RAAF CH-47C A15-003 BuNo 73-21972
Australian Army Aviation A15-103 : w/o 22jun12 emergency landing Kandahar province, Afghanistan

2012 ch-53d 65-228 US Marine Corps 157135 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-228, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157135, unk
US Marine Corps 157135 : w/o 21jun12 crashed inside the Sarabagh military base, Khost City, Afghanistan
2012 ch-53d 65-300 US Marine Corps 157174 : Sikorsky S-65C, c/n 65-300, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157174, unk
US Marine Corps 157174 : HMH-363 w/o 19jan12 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 6 fatalities
2012 cv-22b D1013 US Air Force 06-0032 : Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1013, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 06-0032, unk; xfer 8th SOS, Hulbert Field, FL, unk.
US Air Force 06-0032 : Oct08 8th SOS visit Lajes
US Air Force 06-0032 : w/o 13jun12. 8th SOS crash on the Eglin Range, north of Navarre, Florida during a routine training mission
2012 EC120B 1278 D-HALX : Germany private at Laichingen from Dec01; w/o 09sep12 during demo flight at Rossfeld Glems. 1 spectator killed
2012 ec145 9438 INAER Italia I-BLGN : INAER italia, test serial D-HMBE; Bergamo ambulance; w/o 21jul12 at Morbegno, outside Sondrio, in a forest in the Orobie Alps
2012 h-34g.III 58-1672 Heeresflieger QE+462 : Sikorsky H-34G.III, c/n 58-1672, ff?; ordered MDAP by USN as 150803, unk; del W.German Herresflieger as QE+462, unk; recoded PY+346, unk; recoded 81+05, 1967; wfu & sold US as N37723, unk; conv S-58ET, unk; reg Taiwan as B-13104, unk; reg Canada as C-FISH, unk; reg US as N37723, unk; reported sold to owner in Peru Mar06.
N37723 : to B-13104
B-13104 : Taiwan, to C-FISH
C-FISH : Sitka Helicopters Ltd at Port Clements, BC Nov93-Feb01; conv to S-58ET type
N37723 : first reg Mar01; Obrien International at Kissimmee, FL Feb04-Mar06
Heli Cusco OB-1840-P : Heli Cusco 2006
Heli Cusco OB-1840-P : 07jun12 reported missing near Cusco, Peru
Heli Cusco OB-1840-P : w/o 06jun12, crashed in the Peruvian Andes near Hualla Hualla, 14 fatalities
2012 hb350b 1163 Helibras PP-EHH : Helibras c/n HB1009
PT-HZE : Escola de Pilotagem Ltda (EFAI); w/o 20aug12 during training at arlos Prates Airport, Belo Horizonte. No fatalities
2012 hb350b 2069 Helibras PT-HNE : Helibras c/n HB1118
PT-HNE : private, reg 16may08
PT-HNE : w/o 31oct12 rotor seperated at Aluminio, Sao Paulo
2012 hb350b2 3002 Helibras PT-YLS : Helibras
PT-YLS : private, noted Feb06
PT-YLS : w/o 22jan12 at Praia de Grumari, RJ
2012 hb350b3 4523 Helibras PP-BRJ : Helibras
PP-BRJ : Corpo de Bombeiros do RJ (Fire Dept); w/o 29dec12 ditch at sea near Copacabana. Aircraft was recovered, fate unk
2012 hb350ba 2756 Helibras PT-YAK : Helibras
Helisul Taxi Aereo PT-YAK : Helisul, noted 2006/2007, Amil mrks
Governo do Brasil PT-YAK : IBAMA, 2009
PT-YAK : Grupamento Aereo da Seguranca Publica do Para (Graesp), Bombeiros (Fire Dept); w/o 22feb12 near Belem, video at Ground Resonance
2012 hh-65 6185 US Coast Guard 6535 : USCG HH-65A; 1999 CGAS Brooklyn
US Coast Guard 6535 : 2003 HH-65B type at CGAS Houston
US Coast Guard 6535 : 2008 HH-65C type at ATC Mobile
US Coast Guard 6535 : w/o 28feb12 crashed in Mobile Bay during training
US Coast Guard 6535 : Was at BQN in the 1990s; Crashed during hover evolution
2012 hss-1n 58-761 US Navy 143957 : US Navy YHSS-1N d/d 21Jan58; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; soc Tucson, AZ, 09Jan70; wfu & stor MASDC as SH-34J, HD076, 05May69, soc 27Mar77;
N9043N : Moore Aviation 1988-1994, S-58B type; Echanda Jul94-1997
HeliFlite N9043N : Heli-Flite May97-2009; "Big Daddy"
N9043N : Versatile Investments Ltd from Jun09
N9043N : w/o 24jun12 at Anderson Field, Brewster, WA. Consumed by fire during agricultural flight
2012 Ka-32A11BC 523324029905 Empresa de Meios Aéreos, S. A. CS-HMO : EMA; w/o 03sep12 during firefighting at Ourem, Espite, Lagoa de Vale de Figueiras
2012 md500e 0287E State of Nevada N911BL : LVMPD; conv 369FF type serial 0601FF; w/o 24sep12 during training flip on its side at North Las Vegas airport
2012 mh-53e 65-526 US Navy 162514 : US Navy; 2001 HM-14 /BJ-541; 2003 HC-4 /HC-50
US Navy 162514 : w/o 19jul12 HM-15 /TB-16 off Musanah Air Base
2012 mh-53e 65-541 US Navy 163052 : US Navy; 1996 HM-15./TB-07
US Navy 163052 : w/o 22aug12 HM-15 /TB-00 engine failure of takeoff from Bahrain Intl airport
US Navy 163052 : Jul17 at Cherry Point to be repaired
2012 mh-53e 65-603 US Navy 164793 : US Navy; 23sep95 pictured (top) as HM-14 /BJ-552 at NAS Oceana
US Navy 164793 : 28mar03 pictured (bot) still as HM-14 /BJ-552 in Umm Qasr, Iraq
US Navy 164793 : w/o 29jun12 HM-14 off Pohang Korea
2012 mh-60r US Navy 166591 : USN; w/o 12dec12 as HSM-75 /NH-710 at NAS North Island, CA
2012 mi-17-1v 170M07 Aviacion del Ejercito de Colombia EJC-3381 : Ejercito d/d Mar97 as EJC-181; then EJC-381; w/o 13jun12, 1 killed
2012 mi-17v-5 862M04 Ejercito de Venezuela EBV-0672 : Ejercito; w/o 18may12 crashed during training at San Felipe, Yaracuy. 4 fatalities
2012 mi-8 223M104 OB-1586 : HeliSur; lsd Transportadora de Gas del Peru; w/o 06oct12 destroyed at night parked at Kiteni Airfield, Cusco by bomb attack
2012 mv-22b D0030 US Marine Corps 165844 : Bell-Boeing MV-22B, c/n D0030, ff?; del USMC as MV-22B, 165844, unk.
US Marine Corps 165844 : w/o 11apr12 24MEU VMM-261 /EM-11 USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) crash at Tan Tan province, near the Daraa river, Morocco during exercise African Lion. 2 fatalities and 2 injured
2012 NH90 TTH 1204 Silāḥ al-Jaww as-Sulṭāniy ‘Umān 629 : TOMF10, test serial F-ZWBF; 14 Squadron; w/o 19jul12
2012 oh-58a 40703 US Army Aviation 70-15152 : US Army
State of California N911FA : Pasadena Police Department from Apr00; w/o 17nov12 collided with N96BM at Yucca Lane helipad, Altadena, CA
State of California N911FA : 30jun12 Pasadena Police, at Hansen Dam Park
2012 oh-58a 42030 US Army Aviation 72-21364 : US Army
State of California N96BM : Pasadena Police Department from Jul97; w/o 17nov12 collided with N911FA at Yucca Lane helipad, Altadena, CA
2012 beta II 3847 Best in Sky OO-DTZ : Best in Sky; w/o 06apr12 struck a cable car and crash in park near Avenue du Condroz at Huy (Hoei), Belgium. 2 fatalities
2012 clipper II 10363 Heli Air Ltd G-CCWJ : Heli Air Jun/Nov 2004
Saxon Logistics Ltd G-CCWJ : Saxon Logistics from Nov04
Saxon Logistics Ltd G-CCWJ : w/o 16may12 at Baraman Vilage, Nallihan, Turkey; canc 13feb13; 04oct13 still abandoned in field
2012 raven 1491 Heli Transair D-HOMI : Heli Transair European Air Services GmbH from Jun05; 2007 lsd Heli Flights, Netherlands; w/o 29jul12 Rhens/Jakobsberg Heliport
2012 raven 2084 Helicon b.v. PH-WQW : Helicon from May10
Helicon b.v. PH-WQW : w/o 25mar12 crash on lake near Lichtmis, 3 occupants unhurt
2012 raven II 10421 VH-COK : Bankstown Helicopter Pty; w/o 04feb12 hit terrain 2km SW of Berry, NSW, Australia. 2 fatalities
2012 s-76a 76-0052 N104BH : to G-BJVW
Bristow G-BJVW : Bristow Jan/Dec 1982, to Malaysia
MHS Aviation 9M-AYD : MHS Aviation, 1996 to Brazil
PT-YDM : Ar Air Taxi Aereo Brazil from May96, rtn to Malaysia
9M-BDG : Malaysia, to Australia
VH-XHZ : Australia, to Canada
Helijet International C-GHJT : Helijet International from Jan03; w/o 13aug12 land on water off Langara Island, BC
2012 sa341g 1098 G-BBHW : to G-IZEL
G-WDEV : ex G-IZEL; w/o 10jan12 at Churchfields Industrial Estate in Salisbury, Wiltshire, no fatalities
2012 sw-4 600321 PZL Swidnik SP-SWV : PZL-Świdnik
HL9403 : Yechon Astro-Space Center, South Korea; w/o 06feb12
HL9403 : Sep15 in Mesa, Arizona, USA
2012 uh-1d 4732 US Army Aviation 65-09688 : US Army, conv UH-1H, to N6195G
N6195G : Heliva Inc at Wilmington, DE 1999; At Switzerland
HB-RXC : Stricker Hanspeter Jan10; w/o 20dec12 Ruthi, Switzerland
2012 UH-1Y US Marine Corps 168038 : USMC; HMLA-469 /SE, w/o 08aug12
US Marine Corps 168038 : w/o 22aug12 rolled over during night insertion at Afganistan. 2 killed
2012 UH-1Y US Marine Corps 168039 : USMC, HMLA-469 /SE-32; w/o 22feb12 collided with AH-1W BuNo 160107 during night training near MCAS Yuma, AZ. 7 fatalities
2012 w-3a 370804 VN-417 : Vietnam, test serial SP-SYN
HL9265 : South Korea, to EC-JUN
Sky Helicopteros EC-JUN : w/o 02jul12 during firefighting near the Forata reservoir along with Bell 412 EC-KSJ
2012 wah-64 wah36 Army Air Corps ZJ202 : AAC; 21feb12 hit power lines near Wherstead, 3m S Ipswich, Suffolk
Army Air Corps ZJ202 : Beyond economical repair after it was flown into power lines near Ipswich in 2011.
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