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Missing Helicopter Found, Confirmed Death of Margarita Afanaskin

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
Missing Helicopter Found, Confirmed Death of Margarita Afanaskin

On Sept 14, 2013, an Agusta Westland AW119 Koala en route from Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Myakinino in Krasnogorsk, Moscow went missing near Tver Oblast. The last conversation between the pilot and ATC took place at 13:14 when the plane was flying over Staritskogo in heavy rain with low visibility.... »

London Investigates Agusta Westland Helicopter Crash

Monday, January 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

London’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch is working the first helicopter accident in London since 1976. A review of helicopter flight regulation over the UK capital is already underway. In low broken clouds with visibility of 2,300 feet, the AgustaWestland struck a crane on January 16 on top of the Tower at St George Wharf... »

London Helicopter Crash Continued

Thursday, January 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
London Helicopter Crash  Continued

The Wednesday January 16, 2013 crash of the helicopter that struck a crane on top of London’s St George Wharf Tower did result in two casualties. Two office buildings, 5 cars & 2 motorbikes were damaged. The AgustaWest AW109E #G-CRST was flown by Rotormotion, and leased from Castle Air. Weather people are saying that... »

Two not Fatalities of Nigerian Helicopter Crash

Thursday, December 27, 2012
By George Hatcher

A Nigerian Navy Agusta A109E on Ogbia Creek, Bayelsa Nigeria on Dec 15, 2012, 1500 hrs. The Nigerian Navy helicopter crashed in Bayelsa Nigeria that crashed Saturday killed a six including Patrick Yakowa, General Andrew Azazi, governor’s aide, Dauda Tsoho and Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal who is Azazi’s aide as well as the pilots,... »

Snowboarder Rescued by Search and Rescue team

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

On December 18, 2012, the crew aboard a RCAF Cormorant search and rescue found and rescued a snowboarder stranded in a steep ravine between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, British Columbia. In poor visibility and blowing snow, the 442 Transport and Rescue Squad hoisted Search and Rescue Teams 300 feet through trees to the... »

Nigerian Officials Die in Helicopter Crash

Sunday, December 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Nigerian Officials Die in Helicopter Crash

What: Nigerian Navy Agusta A109E Where: Ogbia Creek, Bayelsa Nigeria When: Dec 15, 2012, 1500 hrs Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: A Nigerian Navy helicopter crashed in Bayelsa Nigeria. Among the fatalities is the governor of Kaduna, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa. Several politicians had traveled to Bayelsa for the funeral of the father of... »

CareFlite Crashes in Eastland En Route to Pick Up Patient

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
CareFlite Crashes in Eastland En Route to Pick Up Patient

What: CareFlite Agusta 109 medical helicopter Where: County Road 309 Eastland, Texas When: Oct 1, 2012 Who: three injured Why: A CareFlite medical helicopter crashed in Texas, injuring pilot Scott Wallace, 58, of Fort Worth; medic Teresa Campbell, 53, of Granbury, and Rhett Drahen, 34, of Frisco. The injuries were minor to moderate. All... »

Mexico: Helicopter Crash Kills Businessman and Pilots

Thursday, August 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
Mexico: Helicopter Crash Kills Businessman and Pilots

What: Eolo AgustaWestland AW109SP Where: Cerro Alpino, Mexico When: July 28, 2012, 23:40 Who: 3 aboard, 3 fatalities Why: The businessman and son of Fidel Herrera left the town of Atlacomulco after a meal with the former governor of the State of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and died in a chopper crash. Toluca Airport... »

Chief minister of Jharkhand in Helicopter crash

Monday, May 14, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Aryan Aviation Agusta A109C en route to Kuchai Where: Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi India When: 09-MAY-2012 Who: 6 aboard, no fatalities Why: The Agusta A109C helicopter with chief minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda and his wife aboard crash-landed from a height of 25 feet at the Ranchi airport. Those aboard (the chief... »

Brazil Crash Kills Crime Scene re-enactors and murder suspect

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Brazil Crash Kills Crime Scene re-enactors and murder suspect

Contact photographer Icaro Roberto What: Governo do Est. de Goiás, opf. Policia Civil de Goiá AgustaWestland AW119 MkII Koala Enhanced Where: Near Piranhas, state of Goiás Brazil When: 08-MAY-2012 Who: 8 aboard, 8 fatalities Why: An AgustaWestland AW119 MkII Koala Enhanced helicopter was participating in a reconstruction of a murder on a farm in... »

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