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Pawan Hans Helicopter Makes Precautionary Landing in India due to Bad Weather

Monday, August 29, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Pawan Hans chopper had to divert and make a precautionary landing in Kelva, Palghar, Maharashtra, India, on August 27th. The Bell 407 flying from Vedodara, Gujrat to Juhu, Mumbai, was diverted due to bad weather conditions. The helicopter landed safely. All 6 people onboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

1 Killed in Graves County Helicopter Crash

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By George Hatcher

A helicopter crashed at a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) site in Graves County, Kentucky, on July 11th. The Bell 407 helicopter went down while it was attempting to land at the site located between Paducah and Mayfield. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as... »

Bell Prototype Experimental Helicopter Crashes in Texas

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bell Prototype Experimental Helicopter Crashes in Texas

NTSB investigating fatal crash of Experimental B525 Helicopter Two pilots died in the crash of the experimental Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless at 11:45 today. The names of the two pilots killed in the crash have not been released. The helicopter crashed 45 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The FAA is en route,... »

1 Killed, 3 Injured as Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia

Sunday, June 5, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed in Paniai district of Papua Province, Indonesia, on June 4th. The aircraft went down when it was transporting three passengers from Nabire to a mining site in Degewo. The pilot was killed in the crash while the passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Spokesperson of Indonesia’s national... »

Military Helicopter Crashes in Myanmar

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Myanmar Air Force helicopter crashed into a reservoir near Meikhtila, Myanmar, on April 26th. Authorities said the Bell-206 helicopter, that took off from Meiktila airport, was on a training exercise when it went down due to engine failure. There were two pilots aboard at the time; both of them were rescued by fishermen.... »

Bell 206 Helicopter Crashed in Tennessee; 5 Killed

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crashed close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Tennessee, on the afternoon of April 4th. The helicopter caught fire right after hitting the ground. Five people lost their lives in the crash. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the cause of crash. Download article as PDF »

Military Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia; 12 Killed

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed during an enemy chase mission in Poso District, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on March 20. The Bell 412-EP was on its mission to capture Indonesia’s most wanted militant Abu Wardah Santoso when it went down and crashed. At least 12 soldiers and officials aboard the helicopter lost their lives and one soldier... »

Helicopter Crashes into Pearl Harbor; 1 Critically Injured

Saturday, February 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed and sunk near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 18. The private helicopter went down while it was carrying five people, including the pilot and a family of four visiting from Canada. All five occupants of the aircraft survived the crash. However, one of them... »

MTV’s The Challenge Helicopter Crashed in Argentina; 2 Killed

Monday, December 14, 2015
By George Hatcher

A helicopter working on MTV’s show The Challenge crashed in Mendoza, Argentina, on December 12. The Bell 206 helicopter was traveling to a shooting location when it went down. There were two people aboard at the time, including the pilot and a technician, both of them were killed. The cause of crash is being... »

Government Helicopter Crashes in Mexico; 2 Dead

Thursday, October 8, 2015
By George Hatcher
Government Helicopter Crashes in Mexico; 2 Dead

A state helicopter crashed in a rural area of Veracruz, Mexico, on October 6. Authorities said the Bell 430 went down near El Lencero airport, Xalapa. There were 2 people aboard the aircraft at the time; both of them were killed. They were identified as Capt. David Barrera and Capt. Fausto Calderon. The cause... »

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