Accidents: February 2014

01-Feb-14 D-HAVC Guimbal G2 Augsberg, Germany


In a low hover on a training flight and the helicopter began to spin uncontrollably.  Helicopter hit the ground tail first and broke the tail boom... Read more

02-Feb-2014 C-GPIG Robinson R22 St-Rémi, Canada


Crashed close to the owner’s home.  Pilot to hospital.  CADORS 2014Q0192... Read more

03-Feb-14 N8618F MD Helicopters MD500D Naples, US-Florida


Tail struck ground during autorotation training... Read more

03-Feb-14 MSP-013 MD Helicopters MD500E Cartago, Costa Rica


General media reported that pilot had tail rotor issue on take-off, and helicopter started to spin out of control.  In subsequent heavy landing, helicopter rolled over onto its side.  3 POB to hospital – pilot Allon Francisco Herrera, 56, the copilot, Gadea Sebastian Castro, 27, and an official of the Election Authorities, Adriana Solis Vega, 26... Read more

03-Feb-14 RA-25655 Mil Mi-8 Bovanenkovo, Russia


Pilot lost vertical visibility due to fog, hit the ground heavily and the helicopter rolled onto its side.  Of 19 POB, one serious injury... Read more

03-Feb-14 Schweizer 300C Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand


Crashed onto truck on runway during night training flight... Read more

04-Feb-14 D-HAIG Guimbal Cabri Langenfeld, Germany


Helicopter on pipeline patrol fell onto its side on take off after reportedly spinning... Read more

05-Feb-14 N3211N Bell 206B Bountiful, US-Utah


Fell onto its side on take-off in snowy conditions... Read more

05-Feb-14 RA-1434G Mil Mi-2 Tevrizsky District. Russia


Rotor blades contacted building on take-off, causing helicopter to crash.  Post accident fire.  Pilot escaped unharmed... Read more

06-Feb-14 N569KB Eurocopter AS350B2 Twisp, US-Washington

6-Feb-2014Source: SOF Air

Tail struck snow while on heliski operations.... Read more

06-Feb-14 AN-137 Bell 412EP Mansukum, Panama (1F)


1 of 9 POB killed when helicopter came down on night anti-drug mission.  Helicopter had been working with a US Navy MH-60R which was on hand to transport 6 of the injured to hospital.... Read more

07-Feb-14 F-OLJB Robinson R22B Maria, Reunion


Loss of control during takeoff from a helipad located Marla at an altitude of 1 600m. Crash landed on a sports field.  Second link is to the final report... Read more

07-Feb-14 N591AK Sikorsky S76B West 30th Heliport, US-New York


Tail rotor struck fence while taxying... Read more

08-Feb-14 N571AC Robinson R44 Panacea, US-Florida (2F)


Officials believe the helicopter had just taken off when it hit trees close to the Wakulla County Airport’s runway. The helicopter then cut nearby power lines, and came to rest in a marshy area.  53-year-old Curtis Robert Clifford and 49-year-old Terry Bryan Ooten were found dead, while 45-year-old Sheri Noelle Devore survived... Read more

09-Feb-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Lilburn, US-Georgia


Emergency field landing.  No apparent damage.  Engineer called... Read more

12-Feb-14 Eurocopter EC145 Pittston, US-Pennsylvania


Emergency landing at airport with patient on board.  Second helicopter came to take patient on to destination.  Unstated technical issue, needed engineer.  Operator Geisinger has six EC145s and one BK117... Read more

12-Feb-14 Mil Mi-35 Essider, Libya (5F)


Unknown circumstances.  Took 4 days to find wreckage of this missing helicopter... Read more

14-Feb-14 Cicare CH-7T Lalbenque, France (1F)


Helicopter crashed killing solo pilot Didier Deschoolmeester... Read more

15-Feb-14 PT-YMF Robinson R44 Villa Fatima, Brazil (2F)


Crashed into a forest area killing both on board.  There is some local controversy as the helicopter had reportedly been rebuilt after a fatal accident in 2007 and local law does not allow an aircraft which has been “written off” to be rebuilt in any way.  Some close-up photos at the accident scene of various... Read more

16-Feb-14 T7-ZST Eurocopter SA315B Masera, Italy


At touch down the pilot experienced strong vibrations with damages to the helicopter... Read more

17-Feb-14 F-HBVC Eurocopter EC120 Tabaille-Usquain, France


On approach to land when something caused main blades to slice tail boom, causing helicopter to crash from low level into a field .  The two occupants were not injured... Read more

18-Feb-14 PT-YFV Robinson R22B Barra de Guratiba, Brazil (2F)


Training flight accident, crashed into the sea near a rocky coast.  One fatality named here as Sergio Mauro, 24... Read more

20-Feb-14 Clevedon, New Zealand


Crashed on training flight out of nearby Ardmore Airport... Read more

20-Feb-14 VH-BNG Bell 206B Mission Beach, Australia


During agricultural operations on a banana plantation, the helicopter clipped a tree and subsequently collided with terrain. As a result of the collision the pilot sustained injuries and the helicopter was completely wrecked (photo)... Read more

21-Feb-14 C-GRHL Airbus AS350B2 Slave Lake, Canada


During a hydraulics off landing exercise, control of the helicopter was lost and the helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The two flight crew sustained minor injuries. The engine continued to run after the impact; however, there was no post impact fire. CADORS 2014C0677... Read more

21-Feb-14 Chakri, Pakistan


Emergency landing on training flight... Read more

21-Feb-14 VH-XJA Bell 206B Sunshine Coast, Australia


During a practice autorotation, the helicopter landed heavily resulting in substantial damage.... Read more

22-Feb-14 VH-UGR Robinson R44 Yass, Australia


During take-off, the helicopter rolled over and collided with terrain.... Read more

22-Feb-14 Karma, Iraq (4F)


Shot down by militants while on reconnaissance flight... Read more

23-Feb-14 VH-HAK Hughes 300C Legerwood, Australia

23-Feb-2014Source: Legerwood, Tasmania

The helicopter took off to reposition for refuelling and after about 1 minute, at about 30 ft above ground level, the engine stopped. The helicopter landed heavily, collided with an embankment and was substantially damaged.... Read more

23-Feb-14 EJC-2160 Sikorsky UH-60L Hondas, Colombia (4F)


Accident killed Major Luis Fabián Carrero Llanos, Captain Jhonny Patiño Ballesteros, Sargeant Leonardo Polo Monje and Cadet Mauricio Gómez Vélez.... Read more

24-Feb-14 EC-FTX Eurocopter AS355N Casarrubios del Monte, Spain


Helicopter landed heavily and fell onto port side during training operation.  Extensively damaged (see photo) including tail boom sliced and frontal impact damage.  Two minor injuries... Read more

27-Feb-14 N357FB Eurocopter AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona


Emergency landing in parking lot on night patrol... Read more

28-Feb-14 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Darßer Ort, Germany (3F)


Crashed into the Baltic Sea on a training exercise – The helicopter was on approach to a sea rescue cruiser at about 18:40 local time for a winch operation when suddenly loosing height and crashing into the sea, killing 3 of the 4 POB... Read more

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