CH-47 Accidents

05-Jan-21 ZA679 Boeing CH-47F Wantage, UK

Helicopter made a precautionary landing, but the field was very soft and it sank into the soil, which initiated an exercise to extract it using cranes etc over two or three days. RAF Benson photo... Read more

08-Jun-15 ZD981 Boeing Chinook HC.2 Manchester, UK

Emergency landing at Manchester Airport and engineer called.... Read more

19-Apr-15 Boeing CH-47 Lisvane, UK

Chinook dropped part of its underslung load in farm field.  Chinook was flying as part of the Joint Warrior exercise... Read more

28-May-14 Boeing CH-47 Maruf District, Afghanistan (1F)

An ISAF service member died as a result of a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.  One report states the Chinook contacted a telecoms tower when taking off at night.... Read more

09-Jan-14 Boeing CH-47 Laurel, US-Mississippi

Safe emergency landing made with no damage to aircraft.  Helicopter AOG awaiting engineer... Read more

08-Dec-13 Boeing CH-47D Jericho, Israel

Royal Air Force Chinook made emergency landing while en route from Amman (Jordan) to Akrotiri (Cyprus).  Some reports suggest location is in or near a minefield... Read more

08-Feb-13 Boeing CH-47 Rowsley, UK

Shattered windscreen from bird strike.  Emergency field landing... Read more

07-Jan-13 N241CH Boeing 234LR Pucallpa, Peru (7K)

Minutes after take-off from Pucallpa, the helicopter appeared to have a problem en route and smoke was coming from the aircraft.  Shortly after it crashed into a jungle area killing all 7 on board – 2 Peruvians – Joel Castillo and Luis Ramos, and 5 Americans – Dan Immel , Ed Córdova, Jaime Pickett, Lee... Read more

28-Aug-12 Boeing CH-47 Afghanistan

Attempting to land in the regional command-east section of Afghanistan when the “non-hostile incident” occurred.... Read more

20-Jul-12 Boeing CH-47D Summerhill, UK

Aircraft damaged after hitting powerlines on a training flight out of Odiham... Read more

22-Jun-12 Boeing CH-47 Kandahar province, Afghanistan

Helicopter damaged, although extent of damage not stated.  One occupant injured.... Read more

05-Jun-12 10-08079 Boeing CH-47F Hadley, US-Massachusetts

Precautionary landing on flight out of the Army Support Facility in Windsor Locks, CT.  Pilot had noticed unusual engine noise and seen smoke... Read more

04-May-12 Boeing CH-47 Florennes, Belgium

Royal Netherlands Air Force pilot heard a strange noise shortly after takeoff from the base of Florennes and elected to put the helicopter down in a field.  No damage... Read more

07-Apr-12 Boeing CH-47D Yuma, US-Arizona

Royal Air Force Chinook suffered unspecificed “mishap” during training exercise.  It is known that Chinooks ZA671, ZA711 and ZA712 (and maybe a fourth?) are all currently based in Yuma on training work, so subject aircraft will be one of these.... Read more

31-Mar-12 Boeing CH-47 San Martino, Italy

Emergency landing while firefighting, possibly due to broken hydraulic lines... Read more

14-Oct-11 Boeing CH-47 southern Afghanistan

A maintenance team conducted an initial assessment and it appears that the forced landing was the result of a mechanical issue. No insurgent activity was reported during the landing.... Read more

06-Aug-11 Boeing CH-47D Wardak Province, Afghanistan (38F)

30 members of the US military, a civilian interpreter and 7 Afghan soldiers died.  Initial reports suggest it was shot down by Taliban forces... Read more

25-Jul-11 Boeing CH-47 eastern Afghanistan

ISAF helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan – reported by some as a Chinook hit by an RPG.  As coalition rescue forces approached the crash site, they came under enemy fire. Coalition forces returned fire, with small arms, while working to secure the site of the crash. All passengers and crew members have been secured and... Read more

30-May-11 Boeing CH-47D Tarin Kot, Afghanistan (1F)

An Australian Army Officer (later named as Marcus Case) was killed when an Australian Chinook Helicopter crashed while undertaking a re-supply mission in Zabul Province.... Read more

23-May-11 88-0101 Boeing CH-47D Dublin, Ireland

ONe of the four Chinooks used in Ireland for President Obama’s visit had a blade damaged in the high winds.  The helicopter was airfreighted out of Dublin on 3rd June in a C-17 freighter for repair.... Read more

16-May-11 147205 Boeing CH-47 Panjwaii district, Afghanistan

Four Canadian soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, when a Chinook helicopter crashed on landing under moonlight in a remote part of Panjwaii district in southern Afghanistan early Monday morning... Read more

04-May-11 Boeing CH-47 Frances, US-Kentucky

A Chinook out of Fort Campbell made an emergency landing in a field in Crittenden County near Frances, Kentucky. One person suffered minor injuries but there is no word on how many people were on board.... Read more

10-Feb-11 Boeing CH-47 Maker Heights, UK

Hydraulic problems force helicopter to land in field... Read more

05-Jan-11 Boeing CH-47 Stow Creek Township, US-New Jersey

Precautionary landing made after warning light illumination.  Later departed.  One of crew wearing Boeing flight uniform.  Likely on test flight out of Boeing facility at Milville Municipal Airport... Read more

12-Oct-10 Boeing CH-47 eastern Afghanistan (1F)

An explosion onboard a NATO helicopter has killed one person and wounded seven shortly after it landed at an outpost in eastern Afghanistan.... Read more

30-Aug-09 ZA673 Boeing CH-47 Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

30-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan... Read more

19-Aug-09 ZA709 Boeing CH-47 Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

19-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan... Read more

9-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky

9-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky... Read more

17-Jan-09 05-08012 Boeing CH-47F Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan (1F)

17-Jan-09 Boeing CH-47D Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan... Read more

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