Schweizer Accidents

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14-Nov-21 D-HOHL Hughes 300C Grimma, Germany

Heavily damaged in emergency landing, but remained upright on its skids.  Tail boom was not attached to the cabin.  Two people on board only suffered minor injuries See image  ... Read more

29-Mar-21 D-HRUT Schweizer 300C Schwarze Heide, Germany

Crashed during low level manoeuvre on training flight. The 60-year-old instructor from Krefeld was slightly injured, and the 52-year-old student pilot was uninjured, the police reported. Both got out of the wreckage unaided.  Image from Ruhr Nachrichten report  ... Read more

13-Jan-21 N7480F Hughes 300C Spanish Fork, US-Utah

Field landing after reported engine failure on a training flight. No injuries reported to 2POB... Read more

12-Jan-21 F-HAGO Schweizer 300CBi Eze, France

Helicopter made an emergency landing on a mountain top and ended up nose down in the snow with its sliced tail boom pointing skywards and part of the tail rotor on the ground beside it  ... Read more

07-Nov-20 N2081G Schweizer 300C Bowman, US-North Dakota

Helicopter tipped over on landing.  2 POB, not injured... Read more

14-Aug-20 16???? Schweizer MQ-8B Point Mugu, US-California

Main blade clipped building, causing unmanned helicopter to crash... Read more

05-Jan-20 N698SH Schweizer 300C Mesa, US-Arizona

Aircraft auto-rotated and hit the ground in the desert, Mesa, Arizona.... Read more

22-Oct-19 OK-ASS Schweizer 300CBi Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Crashed during night training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured... Read more

17-Aug-17 OE-XGM Schweizer 300C Engelhartszell, Austria

Pilot made emergency landing after experiencing problems during photo flight, and subsequent landing in open field left the aircraft on its starboard side.  Passenger received light head injuries... Read more

10-Jun-17 N7482F Hughes 300C Tallulah, US-Louisiana

Substantially damaged by ground resonance... Read more

22-May-17 N2032S Schweizer 300CBi Eden Prairie, US-Minnesota

Fell onto starboard side during training accident.  Two POB not seriously injured... Read more

22-Sep-15 C-GNET Schweizer S300C Dawson City, Canada

Helicopter was hovering approximately 40 feet AGL to assess the landing area. The helicopter moved laterally to the right in order to increase the visibility of the landing area. During this time, the helicopter rotated to the right and started to spin about the vertical axis. An attempt to control the rotational spin was made,... Read more

12-Sep-15 D-HHLB Schweizer S300C Delitzsch, Germany

Reported engine failure with a total loss of engine power whilst on aerial photography, and helicopter rolled onto starboard side and suffered significant damage.  The 39-year-old pilot and his 65 years old co-pilot were slightly injured... Read more

23-Aug-15 N315TV Schweizer 300C Mesa, US-Arizona

The pilot reported that during the approach, he noticed erratic cyclic control movements and subsequently landed hard.  Postaccident examination of the helicopter by an Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the main rotor blades and tail boom were substantially damaged.... Read more

18-Aug-15 N17YS Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

hard landing off field.  Substantially damaged... Read more

05-Aug-15 N9427F Hughes 300B Atkinson, US-Illinois

Agricultural Pilot Marion Turpin was seriously injured when his helicopter crashed into soybean crop after hitting powerlines at low level. Post crash fire... Read more

29-Jul-15 I-GASF Schweizer 300C Gratosoglio, Italy

Helicopter written off in agricultural accident... Read more

01-Jul-15 N9490F Hughes 300C Asotin, US-Washington (2F)

Two fatalities – later named as Hudson Simmons and Hayden Simmons. Unknown circumstances Location is very close to state line. Incident location reported relative to both Lewiston ID and Asotin WA which are opposite sides of the river forming the state line at this point.... Read more

01-Jul-15 N2096W Schweizer 300C Chehalem Airpark, US-Oregon (2F)

Crashed on routine night training flight, killing instructor and student.  A later report named the instructor as Anthony Gallerai and the student as Kristian Blackwell... Read more

09-Jun-15 Schweizer 300 Lac Central, Canada

A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the... Read more

01-Feb-15 N20059 Schweizer 300CBi Carthage, US-New York

Emergency landing on snow was heavy and helicopter turned over... Read more

24-Dec-14 VH-FTY Schweizer 300CBi Parafield, Australia

During circuit training operations, the helicopter collided with terrain and rolled onto its left side. The helicopter was substantially damaged, however both pilots were uninjured.... Read more

04-Dec-14 CS-HFD Schweizer 300CBi Ponte de Sor, Portugal (2F)

Crashed on training flight, killing Portuguese instructor and Angolan student... Read more

23-Oct-14 C-GLVP Hughes 300C Chemin du Lac Mourier, Canada

During the landing approach at a height of about 20-30 feet above the ground, a quick right yaw occurs. Pilot lost control resulting in a hard landing and the helicopter rolled to the side and suffered significant damage, but the pilot was not injured. CADORS 2014Q2226... Read more

22-Sep-14 N1675U Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

Touched down hard, striking the tail rotor... Read more

11-Aug-14 N7432F Hughes 300C Darrington, US-Washington

Force landed, pilot had minor injuries... Read more

09-Aug-14 OE-XRL Schweizer 300C Stockerau, Austria

Helicopter fell over onto port side on landing.  Male pilot uninjured, female passenger slight injuries.... Read more

24-Jul-14 C-GMJQ Schweizer 300C Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse, Canada

Struck cables while crop spraying, extensively damaged. CADORS 2014Q1500... Read more

12-Jul-14 N9061R Hughes 269A Howe, US-Texas

Crashed in unknown circumstances... Read more

06-Jul-14 ZK-HON Schweizer 300C Ward, New Zealand

Crashed on hunting expedition.  Both occupants airlifted – pilot Grant McCallum with a broken leg and passenger Sam Kersten with serious back injuries... Read more

17-Jun-14 N152CC Schweizer 300CBi Allentown, US-Pennsylvania

Substantially damaged, injuring female pilot.  High vertical force impact, remained on skids... Read more

13-Jun-14 OO-JCS Schweizer S300C Cerfontaine, Belgium (1F)

Annual licence renewal flight.  Instructor Louis Janssens (69) from Theux died in the accident... Read more

12-Jun-14 G-BWAV Schweizer S300C Dunsfold, UK

The pilot was attempting a practice autorotation when the accident occurred. He did not realise that he had failed to achieve a split between engine and rotor rpm, with the result that the rotor rpm reduced to below the normal operating range. The pilot was unable to prevent the helicopter striking the ground hard. It... Read more

25-Apr-14 N90636 Hughes 269A Cleburne, US-Texas

Both occupants injured – the owner’s son on a training flight with an instructor.  Heavily damaged... Read more

11-Apr-14 ZK-ING Hughes 269B Haast, New Zealand (2F)

Darryl Condon, 51, and Neale Gray, 54 killed on flight returning back to base at Bruce Bay after maintenance at Wanaka... Read more

13-Mar-14 PH-OKE Hughes 300C Hilversum, Netherlands

Three injured (one seriously) in low level accident at base airfield... Read more

23-Feb-14 VH-HAK Hughes 300C Legerwood, Australia

The helicopter took off to reposition for refuelling and after about 1 minute, at about 30 ft above ground level, the engine stopped. The helicopter landed heavily, collided with an embankment and was substantially damaged.... Read more

28-Jan-14 C-GMCI Schweizer 300CBi Pitt Lake, Canada

2POB escaped unharmed.  helicopter rolled off bank into the waters of Pitt Lake, British Columbia CADORS 2014P0128... Read more

21-Jan-14 N2110J Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Landing accident, helicopter on its side... Read more

28-Dec-13 N2056J Schweizer 300C Westchester, US-New York

Landing accident on training flight, helicopter ended up on its port side.  Both occupants to hospital... Read more

06-Dec-13 RA-2097G Schweizer 300C Rostov Oblast, Russia (2F)

Two killed on instructional flight.  Reports state R44 as helicopter type but photo evidence shows S300C.  Tail boom and tail rotor separate from the rest of the wreckage which was completely burned out.... Read more

14-Nov-13 ZK-HJL Schweizer 300C Te Kauwhata, New Zealand

During a tea tree spray operation in a gully, helicopter turned into a wire, 20-30 ft. AGL. Pilot was aware of the wire.  NZ occurrence ref 13/5709... Read more

02-Oct-13 C-GGUV Schweizer S300C Lake Manouane, Canada

“Collision with terrain”.  Operator specialises in agricultural work. CADORS 2013Q2216... Read more

31-Jul-13 PR–MIL Schweizer S300CBi Guarapiranga, Brazil

Force landing in Guarapiranga reservoir in shallow water.  Police training flight.... Read more

23-Jul-13 N9484F Hughes 300B Lewiston, US-Idaho

Main rotor blades struck tail boom in autorotation landing... Read more

21-Jul-13 I-GANI Schweizer 300C Cuneo Levaldigi, Italy

Destroyed in accident, occupants not injured... Read more

03-Jul-13 N888ZW Schweizer S300C Burnham, US-Maine

Two seater helicopter crashed  in a heavily wooded area on a bear hunt.  Both occupants injured – 58-year old pilotEd Friedman, passenger named here as Lisa Bates, 27... Read more

22-Jun-13 N2091E Schweizer 300C Medford, US-New Jersey

Minor damage on landing at base. Read more

12-Jun-13 N7057H Hughes TH-55 Morgantown, US-West Virginia

Force landing after contacting powerlines during crop spraying operation... Read more

11-Jun-13 Schweizer 300C Semarang, Indonesia

Training flight, minor injuries to 2 POB... Read more

06-Jun-13 Schweizer S300C Guanghan, China (1F)

Training flight, one fatal, one injured.  Helicopter ended upside-down on the banks of a river... Read more

31-May-13 N9507F Hughes 300B Chautauqua Lake, US-New York

Helicopter ditched in lake shortly after take-off.  2 POB (pilot Gordon Wuebbolt and his daughter) swam ashore.... Read more

01-May-13 N322MH Schweizer 300C Hamilton, US-Montana

Minor damage during training flight... Read more

01-Apr-13 N584PM Schweizer 333SP San Antonio, US-Texas

Precautionary landing in parking lot on night mission after warning light illuminated... Read more

19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Heavy landing, deforming the skids, on the side of Highway US-1 after engine malfunction... Read more

25-Feb-13 FAP-667 Schweizer 300C Centro Poblado Camacho, Peru

Training accident, helicopter ended up on its side in grassy field.  The two occupants of the aircraft were identified as pilot Captain Manuel Poblete FAP Pardo Aguilar (30) and passenger Major FAP Candle Italo Fernandez (36)... Read more

21-Aug-12 I-GUAN Schweizer 300C Arena Po, Italy

Two occupants, substantially damaged... Read more

05-Aug-12 C-FLBI Schweizer 300CBi Widgeon Lake, Canada

Reg C-FLBI is not confirmed but is the only one in this operators fleet to match the details given so far in the CADAORS report, ref 2012P1240... Read more

24-Jul-12 N9679F Hughes 300C St Petersburg, US-Florida

General media reported it as a tail rotor issue while hovering.  Helicopter came to rest close to a fence... Read more

07-Jul-12 N565LH Schweizer 300C Shreveport, US-Louisiana

Unknown circumstances, according to FAA records... Read more

26-Jun-12 N488MC Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

Tail boom struck fence on landing... Read more

18-Jun-12 VH-LTO Schweizer 300CBi Redcliffe, Australia

During a simulated forced landing, the helicopter landed heavily and rolled onto its side. The helicopter was substantially damaged and one crew received minor injuries.... Read more

04-Jun-12 Schweizer S333 San Antonio, US-Texas

San Antonio Police aircraft declared emergency landing during night patrol.... Read more

26-May-12 N345MH Schweizer 300CBi Chesterfield, US-Missouri

FAA says “crashed under unknown circumstances”... Read more

24-May-12 N7505Y Schweizer 300C Asheville, US-North Carolina

Hard landing on the runway, which meant that the runway was closed for 80 minutes.   2 POB not injured.... Read more

23-May-12 Schweizer S300 Wazirabad, Pakistan (2F)

Helicopter crashed into a river on a training flight.  Student pilot Captain Shmer and instructor Major Zahid Bari missing, presumed dead due to the fast flow rate of the river. Update – student’s body recovered some days later.  Helicopter type confirmed from 26s in to this video... Read more

02-May-12 N380TL Hughes 300C Phoenix, US-Arizona

Crashed in a residential neighbourhood, both occupants hospitalised -Alan Cottrell and Ron Ponce... Read more

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