US-Oregon Accidents

22-Nov-21 N102LD Rotorway Exec 162F Scio, US-Oregon

FAA : Flipped over on takeoff after tail rotor was struck by something Press Report : Pilot (named as 74-year-old Jack Elvin) quoted as saying “mechanical failure when trying to land” Sheriff: 74-year-old pilot walks away unharmed after helicopter crash near Scio — Fox12Oregon (@fox12oregon) November 23, 2021... Read more

15-Nov-21 N103WC Bell OH-58A Molalla, US-Oregon

Experienced engine issues while in low level ops (Christmas tree harvesting).  Main blades struck tail boom... Read more

08-Sep-21 N6516K Bell 206L3 Tillamook, US-Oregon

While conducting low level lifting work, helicopter contracted wires and crashed Helicopter crashes into power line in Tillamook County, sparking fire — TRACY IZSAK (@CLOUDOFLARGE) September 11, 2021    ... Read more

05-Jul-21 N4945F Robinson R44 Portland, US-Oregon

FAA report “struck a large bird on take off, damaging the door frame”.  Helicopter had not long taken off from Portland-Troutdale Airport... Read more

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

Helicopter dropped load, pinning person to the ground.  Load was a swimming pool shell weighing 2000lb (907kg), which fell 50 ft onto a person standing below. Canadian operator Coldstream Helicopters reported four weeks ago on their Facebook that they had purchased this aircraft.  Victim to hospital by road ambulance... Read more

24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)

Pilot killed in firefighting accident.  Pilot named here as Tom Duffy... Read more

26-Oct-19 N280F Enstrom 280F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon (1F)

Details not yet known.  Pilot suffered fatal injuries and passenger (pilot’s daughter) received injuries which are reportedly not life threatening... Read more

19-Aug-15 N1043T Sikorsky S61 Ironside, US-Oregon

The commercial pilot reported that shortly after picking up a bucket of water from a pond he gained airspeed and initiated a climbing left turn back towards the fire. As the helicopter started to climb, he heard a drop in RPM and the helicopter lost power. He attempted to continue the climb; however, the helicopter... Read more

31-May-15 N462CC Bell UH-1B Minam Lodge Cove, US-Oregon

Substantially damaged in heavy landing... Read more

28-Feb-15 N7425T Robinson R44 Lexington, US-Oregon

Force landing on a road intersection... Read more

03-Jul-14 N684PC Bell 47G3B2 Gaston, US-Oregon

Rigging for lifting work caught on skid on take-off and helicopter fell to the ground hard.  Pilot reported here as 31-year-old Warren Larson... Read more

04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

A ship pilot was seriously injured when he was being transferred via external sling from the helicopter to a container ship at night.  No damage to helicopter... Read more

28-Oct-13 N16673 Bell 206B Roseburg, US-Oregon

Crashed into river, taking some power lines with it.  Pilot Fred Wittlake, 55 suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.  The two passengers were two state Department of Fish & Wildlife biologists – Holly Huchko, 34, suffered a broken back, and Eric Himmelreich, 35, broke two vertebrae... Read more

11-Oct-13 N620TA Enstrom F28F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon

Pilot/owner Caroll Palmer and his son Benjamin Palmer were on board when the helicopter went down shortly after take off... Read more

16-Sep-13 N204UH Bell UH-1B Idanha, US-Oregon (1F)

Logging operations – it appears the pilot released the logs, indicating he knew of a problem prior to the crash. Witnesses then saw a rotor separate from the helicopter followed by it turning upside down and falling to the ground. Pilot was named as William Bart Colantuono, 54, of Indialantic, FL... Read more

12-Aug-13 N62PJ MD Helicopters MD500E Burns, US-Oregon

Operating for US Dept of Justice, and with Harney County Deputy Sheriff Chris Nisbet on board, the pilot was involved in a federal, state and county marijuana eradication program. Reported engine failure.  Tail boom chopped, port skid collapsed, helicopter on port side... Read more

27-Nov-12 N163PJ Hughes 500D Sheridan, US-Oregon

Crashed into a truck during a Christmas tree lifting operation, injuring the pilot.  The helicopter was left without blades and tail boom, and heavily damaged in the cabin area.... Read more

15-Nov-12 N2356T Robinson R22B Portland, US-Oregon

Emergency landing on sports field.  No damage.  Out by road to maintenance facility... Read more

07-Oct-12 N1577 Bell UH-1H Medford, US-Oregon

Emergency landing by fire-fighting helicopter.  Pilot Cody Seeger (only person on board) not injured.  The helicopter landed on its side in a forested hillside – trees surrounding the crash site may have softened the impact... Read more

17-Apr-12 N171HH Enstrom F28F Pendleton, US-Oregon

Minor unspecified damage on landing... Read more

14-Nov-11 N16HA Bell B206 Woodburn, US-Oregon

Crashed while lifting Christmas trees, pilot injured... Read more

27-Jul-11 N808LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Troutdale, US-Oregon

Precautionary landing revealed missing drive shaft cover... Read more

31-Dec-10 N438RC MD Helicopters MD500E Eugene, US-Oregon

Bird strike to tail rotor at 1800 ft during training flight.  Landed safely... Read more

15-Nov-10 N155PH Hughes 369D Salem, US-Oregon

Helicopter was flying low on underslung load operations lifting bundles of trees from growing location to trucks bound for Texas. 1POB, named as Tim Smith, 41... Read more

29-Jul-09 N7176W Robinson R22 Troudale, US-Oregon

29-Jul-09 N7176W Robinson R22 Troudale, US-Oregon... Read more

27-Jul-09 N8340S Robinson R22 Troudale, US-Oregon

27-Jul-09 N8340S Robinson R22 Troudale, US-Oregon... Read more

16-Jun-09 N885AL Eurocopter EC145 Redmond, US-Oregon

16-Jun-09 N885AL Eurocopter EC145 Redmond, US-Oregon... Read more

7-Apr-09 N719HT Sikorsky CH-54 Corvallis, US-Oregon

7-Apr-09 N719HT Sikorsky CH-54 Corvallis, US-Oregon... Read more

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