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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... »

8 Killed after Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes in Baghlan Province

Monday, October 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on October 9th. The helicopter was supplying a military base when it caught fire and crashed. There were eight people aboard at the time, including five crew members and three army soldiers; all of them were killed in the crash. Afghan defense ministry... »

Helicopter Crash in Minnesota Kills Two

Sunday, October 9, 2016
By George Hatcher

A helicopter crashed in a field and burst into flames in Lino Lakes, Anoka County, Minnesota, on the evening of October 6th. There were 2 men aboard. Both of them were killed in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

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