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Martin County Texas Helicopter Fatalities

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Haverfield Aviation Hughes 369 outside of Midland Texas was engaged in a routine power line inspection at ten a.m. when the helicopter encountered problems. Haverfield Aviation performs Aerial Power Line Inspection And Maintenance. The helicopter flew into powerlines. The pilot survived. Two linemen suspended from the helicopter by cables fell two hundred feet... »

Hughes Helicopter Ditches in Finland

Thursday, January 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 10, 2013, a Heliwest Oy Hughes 369 D was engaged to work on Tampere power plant’s power lines when it developed engine failure. The pilot made an emergency landing in Paavolantie, Kämmenniemi, near Tampere Finland. The helicopter was damaged and the pilot was injured. THe helicopter made a forced landing. Download article... »

Texas Utility Helicopter Crashes with 1 Fatality

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Texas Utility Helicopter Crashes with 1 Fatality

Flight Aware What: Brim Equipment Leasing Inc Hughes 369D Where: Childress, TX When: Nov 27, 2012, 4:05 p.m. Who: 2 aboard, 1 fatality Why: While hovering above ground, the aircraft was holding a passenger suspended fifty feet below. THe passenger was working on a power line a hundred feet above ground. The helicopter lost... »

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