Accidents: February 2016

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria


Ditched into the sea shortly after take off from offshore installation.  All nine passengers and two crew safely rescued... Read more

06-Feb-16 C-???? Eurocopter EC120 Toronto, Canada


The privately-registered Eurocopter EC-120B helicopter was on a local VFR flight from Toronto Billy Bishop/Toronto City Centre Airport, ON (CYTZ). The helicopter was being flown in circuits at Brampton Airport, ON (CNC3) when it experienced a loss of power. The helicopter crashed near the southern end of the airport property. Two (2) souls on board... Read more

11-Feb-15 G-OAMI Bell 206B Booker, UK


Date is not confirmed but is between 4th February and 11th when it was transported from Booker (Wycombe Air Park) by road. Substantially damaged in heavy landing with 5 on board.  Industry sources indicate that the tail boom was badly damaged in the autorotation landing.... Read more

12-Feb-16 N180TH Enstrom TH-180 Menominee, US-Michigan


Test flight accident, coming down in residential area 600m short of runway 32 at Marinette Twin County Airport... Read more

14-Feb-16 VH-HXY Robinson R44 Hughenden, Australia


During the approach and landing, the pilot sighted powerlines strung across his landing point, and manoeuvred to remain clear of them.  While on the ground, the wind veered from a southwest to a southerly direction, so that to take off into wind, the helicopter would track perpendicular to the powerlines. After completing the pre-take-off checks,... Read more

20-Feb-16 VH-LYW Robinson R22 Roma, Australia


The ATSB is investigating a wirestrike and collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-LYW, 88 km northeast of Roma, Queensland, on 20 February 2016. During aerial mustering operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and subsequently collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

21-Feb-16 Airbus AS350 Uritorco, Argentina


Crashed during the rescue of a paraglider who had suffered multiple fractures... Read more

25-Feb-16 D-HVBB Eurocopter EC135T2+ Bimöhlen, Germany (2F)


Police helicopter crashed killing two and the third is in a critical condition.  More news awaited.  D-HVBB registration to be finally confirmed... Read more

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