Accidents: October 2014

01-Oct-14 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Arabian Gulf, Bahrain (1F)


Osprey temporarily lost power after taking off from the amphibious ship Makin Island. temporarily hitting the water before the pilot regained control.  In that moment, two Marine air crewmen aboard jumped out when it looked like the Osprey was going into the ocean, with only one recovered.  The search for the second has been called... Read more

01-Oct-14 HAL Cheetah Bharthaul, India (3F)


Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army taking part in the ongoing military exercise at the Jat Regimetanl Centre (JRC) at Bareilly crashed minutes after take-off killing all three on board.  It had gained only a few hundred metres in height when it caught fire mid-air.  Another report states it was a maintenance flight.  The three... Read more

02-Oct-14 N49746 Bell 206B Woodsboro, US-Texas


Low level pipeline patrol and “lost power”.  Written off.  On board were pilot Michael Orlowsky. 48, of West Plains, Missouri; Kevin Douglas Smothers, 44, of Minnesota; and Ronald Justin Dietz, 28, of Sinton.  Orlowsky and Smothers were described as being in critical condition with no word on Dietz Halo Flight attended with a Bell 407... Read more

02-Oct-14 HB-ZJC Eurocopter EC130 Bart, France (5F)


Helicopter took off from Lausanne, Switzerland and has crashed in France – reportedly just prior to landing at Montbéliard – Courcelles Aerodrome. Weather reported as foggy and press report says that pilot was looking for a gap in the cloud to land at the airfield.  Five of seven POB killed when helicopter landed on a... Read more

03-Oct-14 N500LK MD Helicopters MD500E Briarcliff, US-New York


Emergency landing in school field after warning light illuminated... Read more

03-Oct-14 N409TD Bell 407 New York, US-New York


Bird strike, penetrating the windshield, which shattered – causing only minor injury to the front-seat passenger.  Note – wrongly reported elsewhere as N410TD.  N409TD confirmed by FAA report and this news story which refers to the ATC call “zero nine tango delta”.  pilot made an emergency landing at the West 30th St. HP... Read more

04-Oct-14 N490H Eurocopter AS350B3 Lubbock, US-Texas


Contacted fence on landing... Read more

04-Oct-14 N4426M Bell 206B Atlanta, US-Arkansas


Attempting to take off from a helicopter transport trailer in a cleared section of pine forest . For some reason the helicopter never made it fully airborne, and tipped over on its starboard side beside the trailer.  Robert Dale Garzolini, pilot and owner of Terre Haute Helicopters, West Terre Haute, IN, was injured... Read more

04-Oct-14 N335AE Bell 206L.1 Wichita Falls, US-Texas (3F)


Accident on night EMS flight just one block short of its intended landing spot at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, inbound from Waurika, OK.  Patient (named here as 26-year-old Buddy Rhodes) killed in the accident, and the three crew named here as pilot Zechariah Smith, flight nurse Leslie Stewart and flight paramedic Erasmus J. Vandercolff... Read more

06-Oct-14 Bell CH-124 Eastern Passage, Canada


Emergency landing after gearbox sensor detected an anomaly. Landed at Hartland Point Golf Course and was then towed by road to 12 Wing Shearwater.... Read more

07-Oct-14 VH-CLR Bell 206B Cooktown, Australia


The Bell 206 helicopter was conducting a passenger carrying charter flight with passengers and has collided with terrain on Mt Cook. The helicopter has rolled onto its side and there are two persons with serious injuries and two with minor injuries.  One press report quotes the local Mayor saying that the helicopter was hovering close... Read more

07-Oct-14 N603CF AgustaWestland AW119 Chiriaco Summit, US-California


Tail rotor struck fence at airport... Read more

07-Oct-14 ZK-HBQ Robinson R44 Kahurangi, New Zealand (1F)


Cause unknown.  Helicopter went missing on flight from Karamea to Nelson and the wreckage was not found for a further four days.  The deceased pilot was named as Damian Webster... Read more

08-Oct-14 Kamov Ka32 Jincheon, Korea


2 of 3 POB injured in heavy field landing.  helicopter remained upright but tail and all rotor blades badly damaged... Read more

08-Oct-14 Bell 407 Beiji, Iraq (2F)


The helicopter was allegedly downed by IS with a shoulder fired missile.  One report says three fatalities... Read more

09-Oct-14 JA6741 Eurocopter AS332L1 Tsumagoi, Japan

9-Oct-2014Source: 2413

5-6kg section of insecure load dropped from 100m during underslung operations... Read more

10-Oct-14 N229LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Los Angeles, US-California


Emergency night landing in public park... Read more

10-Oct-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK


At around 11.15am, fire crews were called to Dyce, after the pilot of the CHC S92 alerted air traffic control and asked for emergency crews to be placed on stand-by as it made a return to base landing.  Landed safely... Read more

10-Oct-14 Bell OH-58 Pedernales, Dominican Republic


Army helicopter with 4 POB.  Tail boom chopped off just forward of the stabilizer, and at the root attachment.  One of those on board was reported to be Major General José Matos de la Cruz, chief of the Army, who was unharmed.  The other three on board – including director of Military Intelligence, Hichi Mercedes... Read more

10-Oct-14 Mil Mi-8 Tuva, Russia (14F)


Helicopter crashed into a mountainside amid low cloud and falling snow and caught fire when it hit the ground   There were 11 passengers and 3 crew members on board .  Wreckage not found until 07-Aug-15 and reported 08-Aug-15... Read more

11-Oct-14 M-518 AgustaWestland AW101 Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan


Helicopter ended up on its side in incident at 2200 hours local time.... Read more

12-Oct-14 D-HUGI Robinson R22 Zöblen, Austria


 loss of engine power whilst on a flight from Wiedergeltingen to Jungholz and was badly damaged in an emergency landing at Mt. Schönkahler near Zöblen, Tyrol, Austria. The helicopter landed hard with its right skid and was damaged beyond repair. 63-year-old pilot o.k., 1 passenger on board minor injured... Read more

12-Oct-14 C-FTAW Heliot Bagotsville, Canada


Rolled over during initial lift-off from wooded area.  2 POB uninjured The helicopter sustained damage mainly to its rotor blades.  Amateur design/build type CADORS 2014Q2171... Read more

12-Oct-14 Sikorsky SH-60 Kartepe, Turkey (4F)


Turkish Navy Black Hawk had controlled flight into terrain in poor weather.  All 4 POB killed... Read more

16-Oct-14 N59541 Bell 206B Prattville, US-Alabama


Main blades contacted tail boom on landing, helicopter destroyed... Read more

16-Oct-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK


A spokesman for CHC said: “An aircraft returned to Aberdeen International Airport after a crew noted a technical fault during the early stages of an off shore flight.... Read more

21-Oct-14 N145PR Eurocopter EC130 Pasadena, US-Texas


Force landing in field at night.  No apparent damage given flights reported on on 23-Oct-14 and 27-Oct-14  – but incident was reported by FAA... Read more

17-Oct-14 N227FT Robinson R22 Kona, US-Hawaii


Tail rotor struck ground on training flight... Read more

17-Oct-14 N852BP Eurocopter AS350B3 Lordsburg, US-New Mexico


Dynamic rollover on take-off... Read more

18-Oct-14 D-HAVG Guimbal Cabri Egelsbach, Germany


Main transmission belt came loose, causing engine to lose power.  Emergency landing completed successfully but uneven ground caused temporary instability which led to one main blade contacting and cutting tail boom.... Read more

14-Oct-14 Robinson R44 Rooibokkraal, South Africa (1F)


2000 hr pilot Bernhard de Beer flying his own helicopter on a route he covers most days.  Crashed fatally and completely burned out... Read more

23-Oct-14 N418SV Bell 206B Palm Beach, US-Florida


Substantially damaged.  FAA website provides no further information at this time... Read more

23-Oct-14 N72595 Bell UH-1H Rio Grande City, US-Texas


Port side cabin door separated and hit tail rotor.  Landed with no further incident... Read more

23-Oct-14 C-GLVP Hughes 300C Chemin du Lac Mourier, Canada


During the landing approach at a height of about 20-30 feet above the ground, a quick right yaw occurs. Pilot lost control resulting in a hard landing and the helicopter rolled to the side and suffered significant damage, but the pilot was not injured. CADORS 2014Q2226... Read more

23-Oct-14 N7518Q Robinson R44 Frederick, US-Maryland (3F)


Mid-air collision with Cirrus fixed wing N122ES.  Helicopter crashed fatally in an industrial area.  Total of three fatal – named later as Christopher David Parsons, 29, of Westminster, an instructor for Advanced Helicopter Concepts.  William Jenkins, 47, of Colorado, and Breandan J. MacFawn, 35, of Cumberland, were also killed... Read more

24-Oct-14 I-DUEK Airbus AS350B3 Trodena, Italy


During take off (aerial work ops) in a mountain and wooded area, the main rotor hit a tree.  Damages to the main blades, to the tail boom and the tail rotor.... Read more

24-Oct-14 N7192K Robinson R44 Harper, US-Texas


Helicopter struck trees and crashed.  Helicopter is actively used for game capture, although nothing suggests it was being put to this use at the time of the accident... Read more

25-Oct-14 N108LN Airbus AS350B3 Denver, US-Colorado


Hit flock of ducks on practice approach, breaking the windshield.  Helicopter landed with no further damage... Read more

27-Oct-14 N5204X Airbus AS350B2 Bisbee, US-Arizona


Details sketchy, but Border Patrol pilot (only POB) was taken to hospital for evaluation... Read more

28-Oct-14 Robinson R44 Nyabihu, Rwanda


Heavy landing on hillside.  One of four POB had minor injuries... Read more

28-Oct-14 Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK


Faulty indicator led to precautionary landing on Forties Charlie platform instead of intended destination at Forties Unity... Read more

28-Oct-14 Stanthorpe, Australia


Helicopter clipped powerlines, causing it to crash.  The accident caused a 30 acre grass fire... Read more

28-Oct-14 ZK-ITJ MD Helicopters MD500E Brunswick, New Zealand (1F)


Struck wires while spraying at low level, killing pilot Peter Robb... Read more

30-Oct-14 G-MOGY Robinson R22 Acklington, UK


Two POB to hospital.  Information suggests that the skid toes stuck into the ground during a run-on landing, causing the helicopter to cartwheel.  No vertical force in the accident as skids have not splayed out.  Skid toes missing forward of front skid legs, and nose “turned up” where helicopter cartwheeled onto its nose... Read more

31-Oct-14 C-FRCG Robinson R44 Calgary, Canada


Traffic monitoring helicopter makes emergency landing in school field.  No damage to helicopter... Read more

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