Accidents: November 2010

??-Nov-10 MD Helicopters MD530F San Marcos, US-California


Story dated 24-Nov-10 but does not refer to incident date. We assume fairly recent, hence filing this as 01-Nov. Windshield distorted and then blew out a section. Bird strike not involved.... Read more

02-Nov-10 ZS-RNN Robinson R22 Rooival, South Africa (2F)


The two fatalities on a licence re-validation flight were owner Bevan Bertholdt (39) and flight instructor Boeta Austin... Read more

02-Nov-10 RF-28532 Mil Mi-8 Sakhalin, Russia (4F)


“A Mil Mi-8 helicopter of the Federal Security Service, which crashed in bad weather in Sakhalin on Tuesday, has been found burning.”. The deceased were all Majors – Anatoly Kozlov, Artem Trushko, Alexander Sleptsov, and Mykola Dudrov... Read more

03-Nov-10 N8533F Bell B206 Meeker, US-Colorado (1F)


Wirestrike reported. Piloted by former ABC7 pilot Rich Westra, the accident tragically killing his wife Kelly Westra.... Read more

04-Nov-10 PT-HOL Robinson R22 Campo de Marte, Brazil


Training accident, ended up on starboard side... Read more

05-Nov-10 N905HA Bell B407 Madera, US-California


On landing at the hospital, fuel sprayed over the 11 persons in the landing area... Read more

06-Nov-10 CC-AAN Eurocopter AS350B2 Taltal, Chile (1F)


Canadian-born pilot Alex Remond Claude Deur, died in the crash at Taltal, near Route 5 North in the region of Antofagasta.... Read more

07-Nov-10 9N-AIX Eurocopter AS350 Solukhumbu, Nepal (2F)


Two crewmembers, Captain Sabin Basnet and Engineer Purna Awale, have been killed in the crash.... Read more

08-Nov-10 HAL Chetak Siachen region, India


The Cheetah helicopter was on a routine air maintenance sortie when the crash landing took place at 0810 hours, IAF sources said in New Delhi. Defence Ministry sources said the two pilots on board the helicopter were injured and were evacuated to Leh for treatment.... Read more

09-Nov-10 N892PA Eurocopter AS350B2 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona


Tail rotor struck a cactus. Pilot was sole occupant... Read more

09-Nov-10 VH-TCG Robinson R22 Rolleston, Australia (1F)


Pilot Russell Parker, aged 39, died in this R22 accident while mustering cattle... Read more

10-Nov-10 D-HLUC Hughes 300C Trebujena, Spain


After approaching runway 26 at Trebujena Airfield, Spain, the helicopter crashed after the student pilot lost control while making a 180-degree turn. 1 on board o.k.... Read more

10-Nov-10 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


TV station helicopter made emergency landing – no details on damage levels sustained... Read more

11-Nov-10 Pensacola, US-Florida

11-Nov-2010 has received information of an emergency at 16:35 on 11th November at Pensacola Airport where a Life Flight heilcopter put down in an emergency there with smoke in the cockpit. This is believed to refer to Baptist Life Flight, who operate EC135s. Airport fire department units attended. More information when we receive it.... Read more

11-Nov-10 HB-XYI Schweizer 300 Lanzenhäusern, Switzerland


Helicopter suffered a heavy landing in a field, skids compacted and tail hit the ground. Cabin was untouched.... Read more

12-Nov-10 N1231A Eurocopter AS350B2 Pacoima, US-California


News reporting helicopter made emergency landing at Whiteman Field, Pacoima. Tail boom hti ground and broke off in autorotation. Cabin landed upright on skids, 2POB OK (Pilot Derek Bell and cameraman Chris Haug)... Read more

27-Nov-10 D-HCHS MD Helicopters 500E Guercif, Morocco


Damaged during operation to clean insulators of a transmission line... Read more

13-Nov-10 Bell B412 Columbia


“Three aboard missing helicopter” Officials said the aircraft was traveling Panama-Cali, the capital of the Valle del Cauca department.... Read more

13-Nov-10 Olomouc, Czech Republic (1F)


Helicopter described as “ultralight” and press report states it was the first accident of this type of helicopter in Czech Republic... Read more

13-Nov-10 Bell 412 Trujillo, Colombia (3F)


Weather was reported as poor. The helicopter was piloted by Captains Israel Vega Castillo and Ernesto Carranza Domínguez, and flight technical Concepción Valdés Carrillo. Registration wrongly reported in press as XU-ANI which is not a Mexican registration (we expect XA- prefix)... Read more

14-Nov-10 N299RJ Schweizer 269C Lafayette, US-Colorado


Engine not running evenly, pilot put down very heavily, skids collapsed.... Read more

14-Nov-10 N2268U Brantly B2 Post, US-Texas (1F)


Pilot was Paul Alan Beach (66) was fatally injured and passenger Steven Michael Chenoweth (53) is in serious condition. Chenoweth’s 13 year old son witnessed the crash and made the 911 call... Read more

15-Nov-10 N155PH Hughes 369D Salem, US-Oregon


Helicopter was flying low on underslung load operations lifting bundles of trees from growing location to trucks bound for Texas. 1POB, named as Tim Smith, 41... Read more

15-Nov-10 N4034Z Hiller UH-12E Madison, US-Florida


Substantially damaged in landing accident... Read more

15-Nov-10 D-HROM Schweizer 300 Bayreuth, Germany


crashed on approach to Bayreuth/Bindlacher Berg Airport... Read more

17-Nov-10 Ultrasport 555 Kapuni, New Zealand


He has taken off, reached a height of three storeys and the engine has cut out. He landed on the skids and suffered back injuries.... Read more

19-Nov-10 Mil Mi-17 Bomdir, India (12F)


All 12 armed forces personnel on board an IAF MI-17 helicopter were killed when it crashed minutes after take-off from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.... Read more

20-Nov-10 L-1502 Robinson R44 Antelias-Jal al-Dib, Lebanon


Emergency landing, without reported damage. Engineers attended at the scene... Read more

22-Nov-10 N408UH Bell 407 Ogden, US-Utah


AirMed was responding to a rollover on I-84 when the rotor struck a metal pole on the side of the road. The craft raised 10 feet in the air and began tipping on its side before the pilot brought it down hard on both skids, which splayout out.... Read more

22-Nov-10 Bell B412 Yaounde, Cameroon (4F)


Report from Israel of the death of Avi Sivan, previously a highly respected officer in the Israeli Defence Force.  No other names of the other three fatalities have been released, or the circumstances of the accident.... Read more

23-Nov-10 Bell TH-67 Fort Rucker, US-Alabama


Instructor and student suffered minor injuries in an accident during helicopter flight training... Read more

23-Nov-10 N108DJ Robinson R44 Baldwin Park, US-California


Bird strike broke canopy, emergency landing made in school field.... Read more

24-Nov-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Potchefstroom, South Africa


Hard landing incident during a scheduled military exercise involving the SA Army and the SA Air Force... Read more

24-Nov-10 PT-YDU Robinson R22 Goiania, Brazil


According to the Fire Department, the helicopter pilot Cristiano Felipe Rocha, 23, suffered a broken nose. The passenger, identified only as Leonardo, suffered minor injuries.... Read more

24-Nov-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Yass, Australia


An Army Black Hawk helicopter from the 5th Aviation Regiment, based at Townsville, Queensland, conducted an emergency landing near Yass... Read more

25-Nov-10 RA-22376 Mil Mi-8 Omsk Region, Russia (7F)


Helicopter was in landing phase. 7 killed, 3 injured... Read more

26-Nov-10 N728AB Eurocopter EC135 Loudonville, US-Ohio


Precautionary landing made in field. Appears to have flown on without further issue.... Read more

27-Nov-10 I-WWWW Robinson R22 Paganella, Italy


Encountered sudden winds taking off in mountainous region, landed no side in snow. Pilot Paolo Ferrazza (35) was not seriously injured while passenger Andrea Zampedri (38) was virtually unscathed... Read more

30-Nov-10 B-HJO Eurocopter SA315 Lamma Island, Hong Kong


Bird strike.  Returned to base... Read more

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