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U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Coronado

Thursday, August 10, 2017
By George Hatcher

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter made an emergency landing in an empty parking lot near Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado, California, on August 8th. Authorities said the crew decided to land as a precaution after a warning light in the cockpit came on. The helicopter landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article... »

Helicopter Crash in India Kills One; Two Injured

Sunday, June 11, 2017
By George Hatcher

A helicopter lost its balance and crashed while taking-off from Himalayan shrine of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India, on June 10th. The accident happened due to insufficient air pressure. A crew member lost his life while the two pilots sustained injuries in the crash. All five passengers remained safe. The crash remains under investigation. Download article... »

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 »

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