Accidents: November 2017

05-Nov-17 N522RL Bell 407 Rig MP281, US-Gulf of Mexico


Bird strike en route to offshore rig... Read more

06-Nov-17 N7085M Robinson R44 Inwood, US-Iowa


The sheriff was reported as saying Pilot Robert Krier with Ride the Sky Helicopters and passenger Steve Ahrendt, the owner of the cattle, were in the helicopter when it clipped a power line looking for loose cattle. Both occupants reported as suffering serious injuries.... Read more

08-Nov-17 N275AE Bell 206L3 Union City, US-Tennessee


Air Evac Lifeteam aircraft had in-air problem on approach to the local 911 centre and put down in a hurry.  Power lines cut – not known if that was cause or effect of the heavy landing. Helicopter ended up on its skids, tail boom creased, main blades missing, upper part of tail bent and significant... Read more

07-Nov-17 N93PH Bell 206B Rolling Fork, US-Mississippi


Force landing during aerial application work.... Read more

08-Nov-17 JA9672 Airbus AS332L Ueno, Japan (4F)


Helicopter crashed and burnt out on a road bridge.  Scene photo shows part of tail on river bank below bridge.  All four POB received fatal injuries.  Local power cuts indicate a wire strike but unclear if that was cause of accident or result of the flight altitude at the time... Read more

08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)


Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski,... Read more

09-Nov-17 N500DC MD Helicopters 500D York, US-Pennsylvania


Precautionary field landing, per FAA report... Read more

11-Nov-17 N744BS Robinson R44 Page, US-Arizona


Crashed at the end of the runway... Read more

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