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Tour Helicopter Crashes in California; 3 Injured

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher

A tour helicopter made a crash landing, hit 2 vans, and caught fire in the parking area of Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Club in California, in the afternoon of May 5th. The four-seater Robinson R-44 was returning to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport after a tour, when it developed a mechanical problem. All three... »

National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New York

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New York

A New York Army National Guard helicopter made an emergency landing at the Chili Country Club in Scottsville, New York, on May 1st. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a routine training flight when its windshield cracked, prompting the pilot to declare an emergency. The helicopter landed safely on the ninth hole fairway.... »

Ohio National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Tuscarawas Township, Ohio

Friday, March 24, 2017
By George Hatcher

An Ohio National Guard Black Hawk helicopter made an emergency landing in a field in Tuscarawas Township, Stark County, Ohio, on March 23rd. The aircraft was en-route from Akron-Canton Airport to Columbus, Ohio, when it had to make an emergency landing in a rye field. It is believed that the aircraft had experienced a transmission... »

Four Killed After Police Helicopter Crashes in Mexico

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By George Hatcher

A police helicopter crashed in the hills near Mexicali, in the state of Baja California, Mexico, on March 14th. The state police helicopter was on a mission to recover the body of a female hiker when it got tangled in power cables and went down. Four people were killed in the crash, including the... »

Indian Air Force Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Technical Snag

Monday, February 20, 2017
By George Hatcher

An Indian Air Force helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a field in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, on February 19th. The MI 8 helicopter was heading from Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka to Sulur Air Force Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, when the pilot decided to land in emergency due to a technical... »

US Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

Saturday, January 21, 2017
By George Hatcher

A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 20th. The AH-1 attack helicopter was forced to land in emergency on Ikei Island due to a mechanical issue. The U.S. Marines Corps confirmed in a statement, “there was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries.” Download article as... »

Medical Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New Mexico

Saturday, January 14, 2017
By George Hatcher

A medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing at Kirtland Central High School, in Kirtland, New Mexico, on January 12th. The chopper was transporting a patient from Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Arizona, when the pilot received a low fuel indication and decided to make an emergency landing. The helicopter landed safely. The... »

Military Chopper Crashes in Nigeria

Friday, November 25, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, on November 24. According to sources, the Augusta AW101 Chopper had landed but it suddenly moved up again and tumbled. There was only one person aboard, who sustained minor scratches. The incident remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Medical Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Dallas

Friday, October 28, 2016
By George Hatcher

A PHI Air Medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing at West Mockingbird Lane and Irving Boulevard in Dallas, Texas, on October 26th. The aircraft was on its way to pick up a patient when the pilot reported a possible fuel leak and decided to make an emergency landing. The helicopter landed safely.... »

MI-8 Helicopter Crashes in Russia; 19 Killed, 3 Injured

Monday, October 24, 2016
By George Hatcher

A MI-8 helicopter crashed in Novy Urengoy, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia, on the night of October 21st. The helicopter was carrying 22 people from Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to Urengoy, at the time. At least 19 people were killed in the crash whereas 3 suffered serious injuries. The injured were taken to hospital. The... »

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