Aérospatiale

NZ Chopper crash

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

On October 28,at 3;20 pm, a Mayday was declared when a Helicopter Line Aerospatiale AS 355 Ecureuil was landing and crashed into another of its own helicopters which had landed during a scenic tours. There were seven people aboard at the time of the landing. The pilot, his six passengers and five passengers from... »

Helicopter Crashes in Nepal

Monday, September 30, 2013
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashes in Nepal

An Air Dynasty Aérospatiale AS350B Ecureuil en route from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport was landing at Lukla, Nepal when the helicopter touched a fence and crashed on September 26, 2013. The four aboard the helicopter sustained injury. Captain Arun Malla, Anita Sherpa, Dagel Sherpa and Sonam Chhiring Sherpa were aboard during the crash. The... »

Bad Day for Helicopters

Friday, March 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Bad Day for Helicopters

Didn’t mention this all together yesterday but it was a bad day (or two) for helicopters. On Mar 19 Bristow Academy Inc Schweitzer 269C-1 training flight; chopper lost power and crash-landed Highway US-1 near Titusville, FL. Two aboard, no injuries On Mar 21 Bundespolizei Aérospatiale AS 332L1 Super Puma was in a training exercise... »

American Killed in Bahama Helicopter Crash

Friday, November 30, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Pioneer Caribbean Logistics Limited Twin Star helicopter en route from Marsh Harbour to Baker’s Bay Where: Great Guana Cay, North Abaco, Bahamas When: Nov 22, 2012, 1 p.m. Who: 4 injured, 1 fatality Why: The party aboard the helicopter was landing at a luxury resort community, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club on... »

Chopper Crashes in Trichiana Field

Friday, November 23, 2012
By George Hatcher
Chopper Crashes in Trichiana  Field

What: Smart Elicotteri Srl Aérospatiale AS 350 BA Ecureuil Where: Trichiana Italy When: Nov 20, 2012 Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: A helicopter distributing anti rabies bait for wild animal vaccination took off and struck an electrical line before it fell into a field. The victims worked for Smart Helicopters Srl of Italy.... »

Indian Army Helicopter Crashes in Goa

Monday, October 15, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Indian army Aerospatiale SA-315B Alouette III en route from Mumbai to Bangalore Where: Goa When: October 15, 2012 Who: 3 aboard Why: During the approach to landing at the air base, one of the rotor blades broke off, initiating a fire. Three aboard the flight died at the scene. Two of those aboard... »

UTAir Crashes on 4th, killing 4 in Lensk

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
By George Hatcher
UTAir Crashes on 4th, killing 4 in Lensk

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Senior What: UTAir Aviation Aérospatiale AS 350 B3 Ecureuil en route from Lensk to Talakan Where: Lensk, Russia When: July 4, 2012 18:11 Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities Why: Four people were aboard the UTAir helicopter when it crashed near Lensk Russia, killing the... »

Sedona Breakfast Flight Ends in Tragedy

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Chopper II LLC Aérospatiale AS 350B Astar en route from from Sedona to Scottsdale. Where: Sedona AZ When: June 30, 2012 Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities Why: A Aérospatiale AS 350B Astar, N729DP that was reported overdue on Saturday was found by a private pilot at 8:45 a..m. Sunday crashed into the Verde... »

3 Survive Chopper Engine Failure by Crashing into a Fluffy Tree

Thursday, January 12, 2012
By George Hatcher
3 Survive Chopper Engine Failure by Crashing into a Fluffy Tree

What: Cropspray Ltd. Westland (Aérospatiale) SA 341G Gazelle en route from Bath Where: Churchfields Industrial Estate in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK When: Jan 10, 2012 09:40 GMT. Who: 3 aboard Why: When the chopper developed an engine problem, the pilot didn’t have much time to decide what to do.. Businesssman/pilot Andrew Ridings, said in an... »

Sundance Chopper Crashes in River Mountains

Thursday, December 8, 2011
By George Hatcher
Sundance Chopper Crashes in River Mountains

Pictured: Sundance Chopper from company video What: Sundance Helicopters Aérospatiale AS-350B Where: Near Lake Mead, Nevada When: Dec 7 2011, 5 pm Who: 5 fatalities Why: Las Vegas police search and rescue team conformed that a luxury sunset tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam crashed into the River Mountains. The pilot... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    SOUTHAMPTON, NY — The owner of a Southampton beach club was killed after a plane he was a passenger in crashed into home Saturday afternoon in San Diego. A post by 27east.com first identified Robert Stelling, 50, of Southampton as one of two passengers who died after the single-engine, ...
  • Plane Crash Red Team Stranded On A Island
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  • That Time LeBron James Was 100 Percent Sure He Was Going to Die in a Plane Crash
    Back in June, one of LeBron James' former teammates, Drew Gooden, revealed that LeBron once told him he thought he could survive a plane crash if he was ever involved in one. According to Gooden, LeBron said he would simply stuff his shirt and pants with a ton of pillows and then jump out of […]
  • Remembering the Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
    Lawrence was killed in a plane crash in 1967 and never got to space, but is acknowledged for his historic achievement. Department of Defense/Public Domain. However, the MOL never launched its mission; funding struggles, competition with NASA and other Department of Defense projects, and ...
  • Emergency landing ends with plane crash in Kossuth County ditch
    ALGONA | An instructor and a student pilot walked away from a plane crash Saturday near Algona Municipal Airport. The instructor and student pilot took off northwest in a 1958 Cessna 172 plane, when the engine quit at about 600 feet, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
  • DOJ Releases Names Of Plane Crash Victims
    The plane crash occurred on the evening of Dec. 7 at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. All five people on board were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), Transportation Disaster Assistance Division, is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fatal crash. The crash ...
  • No Injuries in Plane Crash at Algona Airport
    (Algona)--No one was injured in the crash of an airplane Saturday at the Algona Municipal Airport. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office, an instructor and a student pilot were taking off in a 1958 Cessna 172 and were at an altitude of about 600-feet when the engine quit. The instructor turned ...
  • Divers search Lake Harney for plane wreckage
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County Sheriff's Office divers spent Monday searching for the wreckage of a plane that plunged into Lake Harney Friday, killing all three people aboard. The bodies of pilot Kamalesh Naik, 56, of Sanford, and passengers Men Tao, 22, and Hou Xupeng, 23, both of ...
  • Crews work to recover plane wreckage from Lake Harney
    Dive teams are searching the murky waters of Lake Harney Monday, hoping to recover wreckage from a plane crash that killed three people last week. Even though the water at the crash site is only 10-feet deep, visibility has been an issue for divers. Advertisement. The Federal Aviation Administration ...
  • No Injuries In Kossuth County Plane Crash
    No one is injured in a plane crash over the weekend in Kossuth County, Iowa. Authorities say an instructor and student pilot were taking off in a 1958 Cessna plane when the engine quit at 600 feet. The instructor turned back to the southwest to try to land on the grass runway, but high winds […]

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