Accidents: December 2015

01-Dec-15 Robinson R22A South Venice, US-Florida


R22 went down on a training flight from Venice Regional Airport.  Female student named here as Agnus Jolumo was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with head and facial injuries, while the male instructor Ronald Vasconcelos went by land ambulance with minor injuries to Venice Bayfront Health FAA quote this as N8560M but that R22 was... Read more

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee


Apache from  101st Airborne Division crashed around 7pm on a night training flight... Read more

02-Dec-15 ZS-SDJ Robinson R44 II Musiva, South Africa (2F)


Both occupants suffered fatal injuries when this R44 went down in the Limpopo region of South Africa. The pair were named as De Klerk van Heerden and Roxanne van der Bank... Read more

03-Dec-15 73-QL Cicare CH-7 Albens, France


Skid collapsed in heavy landing after striking wires – which the pilot had not seen due to being distracted by direct sunlight... Read more

07-Dec-15 N607BP MD Helicopters MD600N Angleton, US-Texas


During the approach, the helicopter pitched forward, and the pilot moved the cyclic aft to compensate for the forward pitch. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter rolled to the right and entered a spin to the right. The pilot then attempted to land the helicopter, but it impacted terrain and rolled onto its left side. Pilot Ed... Read more

09-Dec-15 N4427H Robinson R44 West Palm Beach, US-Florida


Accident reported on NTSB website without further details... Read more

10-Dec-15 G-OAGC Airbus EC225 Aberdeen, UK


CHC EC225 made emergency landing following warning light in cockpit.  Helicopter was reported as 60 miles out east from Aberdeen to a rig when it turned round and returned to Aberdeen... Read more

10-Dec-15 N408FC Bell 407 McFarland, US-California (4F)


EMS helicopter “went down in dense fog in an area known to have overhead powerlines”, killing all four on board – pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic and patient... Read more

19-Dec-15 VH-NPS Airbus AS350B3 Glenbrook, Australia


Helicopter was conducting fire control work with one crewperson on board. The fire control work included use of a Bambi Bucket to drop water on the fires, slung under the helicopter by a 100 ft long-line. The pilot elected to land the helicopter at Glenbrook helipad to refuel. The helicopter landed with the bucket and... Read more

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