AH-1 Accidents

25-May-17 N11FX Bell UH-1 Höfen, Austria

While landing after an aerobatic demo flight, the rotor blades came into contact with a building and the tail rotor gearbox separated from the aircraft.  Subsequent small fire was put out and helicopter written off on the helipad.  Pilot Siegfried Schwarz... Read more

11-May-15 Bell AH-1W South Gate, US-California

Emergency landing Monday in the bed of the Los Angeles River near South Gate due to electrical problem.  No injuries to 2 POB or damage to the helicopter.  Military registration not known, but carries squadron code 423 by the nose... Read more

28-Oct-13 Bell AH-1 Gujranwala, Pakistan

Pilot and co-pilot critically injured in AH-1 accident... Read more

12-Mar-13 Bell AH-1 Shfela, Israel (2F)

Accident around 1am local on night training mission.  Both reservists killed, named by IDF as Lt.-Col. (res.) Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. (res.) Erez Flekser, 31. The pilots had radioed the Palmahim air base before the crash, saying they would land there in six minutes. There was no distress call prior to the accident.... Read more

01-Mar-12 N197LE Bell AH-1F Coolidge, US-Arizona

the helicopter was taking part in the filming of an episode of “Top Gear-Korea” when it crashed.  Initial reports indicate the crash was caused by a mechanical malfunction at a low altitude.  2 POB were reported safe soon after the accident.  A video was posted on LiveLeak.com from inside the cockpit of the whole sequence... Read more

22-Feb-12 160107 Bell AH-1W Yuma, US-California (2F)

Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise  Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y.  The two in the AH-1W were named later as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, CT and Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, AL See... Read more

13-Dec-11 Bell AH-1W Yuma, US-Arizona

Pilot elected to make an emergency landing, which was executed safely with no damage to the helicopter... Read more

28-Sep-11 Bell AH-1W Helmand Province, Afghanistan (1F)

First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, MCAS New River, N.C.... Read more

19-Sep-11 Bell AH-1W Camp Pendleton, US-California (2F)

The helicopter went down at approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday in a training area in the southeast corner of Camp Pendleton.  A small brush fire broke out as a result of the crash. Fire crews are on scene working to contain the flames.  The two fatalities were later named as Capt. Jeffrey Bland, 37, and 1st... Read more

18-Aug-11 Bell AH-1 Topsogut, Turkey (1F)

Fatality was Captain Erhan Kind, survivor named as Kamuran Sönmezay... Read more

30-May-11 Bell AH-1 Isfahan, Iran (2F)

A military helicopter belonging to Iran’s Air Force has crashed near the central city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a senior Iranian official says.  Deputy Governor of Isfahan Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili said that the crash was caused by technical problems in the helicopter.... Read more

5-May-09 Bell AH-1 Ma'ale Efraim, Israel

5-May-09 Bell AH-1 Ma'ale Efraim, Israel... Read more

07-Mar-09 Bell AH-1 Buyukcaylak region of Pinarbasi town in Kayseri province, Turkey (2F)

7-Mar-09 Bell AH-1 Buyukcaylak region of Pinarbasi town in Kayseri province, Turkey... Read more

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