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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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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