US-Virginia Accidents

10-Aug-20 (serial tba) Bell UH-1N Middleburg, US-Virginia

Routine training mission; helicopter was struck by a bullet. A safe emergency landing was made at Manassas Regional Airport. One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.... Read more

12-Feb-15 Sikorsky MH-53E Norfolk, US-Virginia

Precautionary landing shortly after take off – MH-53E is currently focus of safety inspections regarding wiring and fuel lines... Read more

19-Oct-13 N53846 Hughes 500D Suffolk, US-Virginia

Contacted trees while trimming them.  Landed without incident... Read more

24-May-13 Bell UH-1 Arlington, US-Virginia

Near miss – military helicopter and Embraer 175 airliner at same level (400ft) and 950 ft horizontal separation.  Airliner on approach to Reagan National Airport... Read more

17-May-13 Virginia Beach, US-Virginia (2F)

Two members of the FBI’s ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team (Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw) were killed  during a training accident involving a helicopter off the coast of Virginia Beach.  The military statement said very little except that it encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”... Read more

24-Aug-12 N407N Bell 407 Abingdon, US-Virginia (1F)

Crashed into lake shortly after take-off around 10.20pm – after dropping off six passengers at helicopter owner’s home.  Sole occupant pilot was named in local press as Bill R. Starnes, 64 (see obituary)... Read more

17-May-12 Lexington, US-Virginia

A medical helicopter came within 1,000 feet of three military jets after dropping off a patient, a spokesman for healthcare organization Carilion Clinic said.... Read more

26-Apr-12 164771 Sikorsky MH-53E Virginia Beach, US-Virginia

There were no injuries among the crewmen aboard and the helicopter suffered no damage as a result of the precautionary landing.  8 POB.  C ode 540 from the press photo (link 2) leads us to believe this was Bu164771... Read more

13-Apr-12 N17HX Bell 205A-1 Hot Springs, US-Virginia

Minor damage during external load operations... Read more

22-Sep-11 N391LV Robinson R44 Culpeper, US-Virginia

Landed in field in unknown circumstances. Filed by FAA as accident report... Read more

25-Mar-11 N4033P Hiller UH-12E Elkwood, US-Virginia

The helicopter came to rest tilted on its left side. One of the main rotor blades was nearly snapped off, and the impact completely sheared off the rear tail rotor, which came to rest a short distance from the main body.  Had completed 20 minutes flying time since maintenance, and was the pilot’s first flight... Read more

31-Dec-10 N385PH Eurocopter EC135 Weyers Cave, US-Virginia

Mid-air collision with Cessna 172 N2876L in which two people died.  Helicopter landed safely.  No patient on boad.  Crew listed as pilot Paul Weve, co-pilot and nurse Joseph Root and flight nurse Carolyn Booke.... Read more

21-Jul-09 163790 Sikorsky SH-60 Fort Pickett, US-Virginia

22-Jul-09 Sikorsky SH-60 Fort Pickett, US-Virginia... Read more

2-Jun-09 N8356F MD Helicopters H369D Staunton, US-Virginia

2-Jun-09 N8356F MD Helicopters H369D Staunton, US-Virginia... Read more

21-Mar-09 N2360M Robinson R22 Richmond, US-Virginia

21-Mar-09 N2360M Robinson R22 Richmond, US-Virginia... Read more

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