Helicopter Crashed During Training Exercise in Southern California; 2 Marines Killed

Monday, January 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashed During Training Exercise in Southern California; 2 Marines Killed

A Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at Twentynine Palms Marine base in Southern California on the afternoon of January 24. The UH-1Y Huey helicopter, carrying 2 Marines, crashed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center during a training exercise. Both occupants were killed in the crash. They were later identified as Captain... »

Four Survive Bell Crash in Ruthi Switzerland

Saturday, December 22, 2012
By George Hatcher
Four Survive Bell Crash in Ruthi Switzerland

Dec 20, 2012, at 16:30 a Bell UH-1D Huey en route from Balzers to St. Gallen, Switzerland developed engine problems. The pilot touched down with skids, bounced, and crashed into a cottage in Rüthi in the Rhine valley about 200 meters from the highway. The gearbox and rotor were ten meters from the body... »

Firefighter Huey Crashes, Pilot Walks away

Monday, October 8, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Columbia Basin Helicopters Bell UH1H Huey Where: west of Shady Cove When: Oct 7, 2012 Who: pilot Why: The firefighting copter began losing pressure after dropping water on a grass fire, then crashed west of Shady Cove in an area of rough terrain. He was on the way to Grants Pass. Pilot Cody... »

Thai Chopper Down

Saturday, July 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Thai Chopper Down

What: Royal Thai Army Aviation Bell UH-1H Huey Where: between Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi, Thailand When: July 16 2011 Who: 5 fatalities Why: A chopper on a mission (air ambulance flight) to rescue civilians trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park crashed, killing 5 army officers aboard. Visibility was poor, with heavy rain and thick fog.... »

Narcotics Chopper Crash in Colombia Kills 8, 4 Survive

Saturday, June 11, 2011
By George Hatcher
Narcotics Chopper Crash in Colombia Kills 8, 4 Survive

What: Colombian Police Bell UH-1 Huey en route from La Salina to Yopal Where: La Salina, Casanare Province Colombia When: June 11, 2011 Who: 11 aboard, 8 fatalities Why: In Bogata, a police Huey crashed on take-off when it became entangled with electrical cables (high voltage wires). Mechanical failure may have been involved. Seven... »

Fatal Colombian Military Collision

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
By George Hatcher
Fatal Colombian Military Collision

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Diego Torres What: Fuerza Aérea de Colombia MD Helicopters/Hughes 500/530 Where: Chaparral, Tolima Colombia When: April 20, 2010 1:45 pm Who: 7 deaths reported Why: While performing maneuvers, a Bell 222UT helicopter and a Colombian Air Force MDH/Hughes 500/530 crashed on a military garrison... »

4 Fatalities in Colombian Helicopter Crash

Thursday, March 5, 2009
By George Hatcher
4 Fatalities in Colombian Helicopter Crash

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Javier Franco TOPPER What: Huey II police helicopter Where: crashed in South Colombia When: March 4 Who: four people on board; 4 fatalities: Lts. Juan Valero and Hernan Leal – the pilot and co-pilot, respectively – and agents Yesid Vidal and Gustavo Ibañez. Why:... »

Millions Awarded to Crash Victims

Thursday, September 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
Millions Awarded to Crash Victims

Two helicopters–both crews using night-vision goggles–participated in the nighttime maneuvers on Jan. 22, 2004 – a “low bird” that flew close to the ground and a “high bird” that flew above looking for possible obstructions. As the helicopters were leaving Talega Canyon, the UH-1N helicopter known as a Huey struck a 135-foot utility tower.... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • 2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash
    KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, reports 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 ...
  • Probable victims of plane crash near Utah border identified
    According to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office, in Wyoming, the plan is registered to William Patterson, with an Evanston, Wyoming address. The office said it is believed Michelle Patterson and William Patterson are the two people who were killed in the crash with no survivors. The county coroner, the ...
  • Iran Plane Crash
    The search for the Aseman Airlines plane that crashed in bad weather in Iran on Sunday continues, after earlier unconfirmed reports the aircraft had been fou...
  • Search for Iranian plane crash site halted
    Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared on Sunday morning in the Zagros mountains with 66 people on board. Updated Updated 1 hour ago. Iranian rescue teams were forced to suspend their hunt for a missing passenger plane for a second night on Monday as severe weather and hazardous ...
  • Cause of plane crash revealed
    National Transportation Safety Board investigators have made a preliminary report explaining what they believe caused a fatal plane crash near Oldenburg in December that killed pilot Dr. Louis Cantilena, 63, Potomac, Maryland; his daughter Dr. Amy Cantilena, 31, Potomac, Maryland; family friend Dr.
  • Iranian rescue teams search for plane wreckage
    Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV has reported.
  • Commercial Plane Crashes in Southern Iran, Killing 66 People
    Meteorologist Orelon Sidney explains how bad weather could have been the cause for a deadly plane crash in Iran. At a Glance. An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in southern Iran. All 65 people on board were killed in the crash. Foggy conditions were blamed for the crash into Mount ...
  • Iran plane crash: Officials say plane crash has been found
    Iran plane crash: Officials say plane crash has been found.
  • Rescue Team Finds Wreckage From Iranian Plane Crash
    A rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains, Iran, searching for wreckage of a plane. February 19, 2018.Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP. Trump's catch-22 with Iran and the Palestinians could blow up at Israel · Putin's Syrian dilemma: Back Israel or Iran? Not just a gimmick: Netanyahu's ...
  • 66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains
    Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Tehran around 0800 (local time) for the city of Yasuj, some 500km to the south, the airlines public relations chief Mohammad Tabatabai told state broadcaster IRIB.


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