Accidents: January 2010

05-Jan-10 N5016U Bell B206 nr Redinger Lake, US-California (4F)


Three biologists with the California Department of Fish and Game and a contract pilot were killed Tuesday when their helicopter clipped a power line and crashed while they were surveying deer.  Killed in the accident were Fresno DFG colleagues Clu Cotter, 48, an associate biologist; Kevin O’Connor, 40, a biologist supervisor; and Tom Stolberg, 31,... Read more

26-Jan-10 06 AgustaWestland A109E Mmiri Ochiochi, Nigeria (4F)


Eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter in an obvious difficulty when one of its doors followed by a rotor blade falling off from the sky. They said they watched the helicopter going on a free spin before a loud bang followed apparently when it eventually crashed killing all four on board... Read more

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