Helicopter

Losing a Helicoptor

Saturday, May 3, 2008
By George Hatcher

How much idiocy does it take to lose a million dollar copter? Download article as PDF »

Carolina Beach Rd Helicopter Crash Thursday March 13, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008
By George Hatcher

Thursday March 13, 2008-Pilot John C. Miller, 18 year veteran firefighter, died in a helicopter crash behind Strickland Surplus Inc. at 5915 Carolina Beach Road in North Carolina. Miller was a member of a water rescue and recovery team and captain of Station 5. He ran a business, Wilmington Helicopter Rental & Training, and... »

Copter Crash Construction Catastrophe

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
By George Hatcher

The question is should helicopters be used as aerial cranes in construction? Helicopters are prone to the vortex ring state (fatally settling into their own downwash), Low-G condition, Dynamic rollover and tail rotor failure, ground resonance, not to mention a serious state of vibration, (among other problems.) Using helicopters to carry loads connected to... »

Helicoptors: How long has this been going on?

Friday, March 7, 2008
By George Hatcher

I was looking at the news and noticed this: Paramedics die in AirCare helicopter crashThe National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash, which may have occurred through negligent acts, i.e. failure to properly maintain the helicopter Have we always had so many helicopter crashes or are we just hearing about... »

Russia R-44 Helicopter Crash with 2 fatalities

Sunday, March 2, 2008
By George Hatcher
Russia R-44 Helicopter Crash with 2 fatalities

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographerSergey Ryabtsev What: Robinson R-44 II Where: Nizhnevartovsk, Russia When: March 2, 2008 Who: 2 Why: On March 2, 2008, about 1320, the Robinson R-44 II, impacted trees and terrain near Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. The pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. The flight was conducted... »

Russia: Fatal Robinson Crash

Sunday, March 2, 2008
By George Hatcher
Russia: Fatal Robinson Crash

Pictured: A Robinson R-44 Raven II Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Vala What: Robinson R-44 II Where: Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. When: March 2, 2008 Who: pilot and the passenger Why: The helicopter was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain– a swampy forest area in a nose down, right roll... »

Ciudad: Bell Helicopter Crash kills pilot

Saturday, May 12, 2007
By George Hatcher
Ciudad: Bell Helicopter Crash kills pilot

Pictured: a Bell 47G Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jonathan Parra What: single-engine Bell 47G helicopter en route from Brownsville Texas to Ciudad Victoria, Mexico Where: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico When: May 12, 2007 12:35 central daylight time Who: Commercial pilot Why: Single-engine Bell 47G helicopter collided with the terrain... »

Double Helicopter Crash on Kauai

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
By George Hatcher

What: Heli-Usa helicopter Where: Kauai, Hawaii When: 03 10, 2007, 1:05 pm Who: four fatalities, 3 injuries Why: As a tour was ending, after experiencing hydraulic problems, a helicopter crashed at the the northwest end of Princeville airport a hundred yards from the terminal. A description of the wreckage indicated that the front of... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Pedestrians struck by van in Toronto
    A white van collided with numerous pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, police say. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
  • Plane not de-iced prior to Fond-du-Lac crash: TSB
    READ MORE: Fond du Lac plane crash passengers file class-action lawsuit. Officials have not said when the final report into the cause of the crash will be released, stating “there are often many factors that can contribute to an accident,” and a number of steps still need to be undertaken before making a ...
  • Plane in fatal Fond-du-Lac crash not de-iced prior to takeoff: TSB
    The West Wind Aviation plane that crashed near Fond-du-Lac was not de-iced and had ice contamination on it when it took off, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The board said it's still working to determine the factors that contributed to the crash but released an update on its ...
  • Plane not de-iced before crash near remote Saskatchewan community: safety board
    Survivors of the plane crash have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the airline was negligent, used a runway that was too short for the size and weight of the plane and did not have proper de-icing equipment. None of those allegations has been proven in court. The Transportation Safety Board said it's ...
  • Plane involved in Fond-du-Lac plane crash was not de-iced before crash happened
    The Transportation Safety Board is providing an update on that plane crash in northern Saskatchewan that took the life of one person last year. On December 12, a Westwind Aviation plane crashed just after take-off at Fond-du-Lac. The board says the plane had not been de-iced prior to takeoff and that ...
  • Plane not de-iced before crash near remote Saskatchewan community: safety board
    Survivors of the plane crash have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the airline was negligent, used a runway that was too short for the size and weight of the plane and did not have proper de-icing equipment. None of those allegations has been proven in court. The safety board said it's important not to ...
  • Plane in fatal Fond-du-Lac crash wasn't de-iced at airport before takeoff: TSB
    The plane which crashed near Fond-du-Lac and killed one person wasn't de-iced at the airport prior to the ill-fated flight, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). The TSB released an update Monday on its investigation into the crash. Passengers in northern Sask. plane crash file ...
  • Plane that crashed at Fond du Lac was not de-iced before takeoff: TSB
    Although they have not yet reached firm conclusions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released an update today on their investigation into a plane crash in Fond du Lac, which led to a number of serious injuries in December of last year. One passenger, 19-year-old Arson Jr. Fern, died ...
  • Pilot Injured In Sussex County Plane Crash: Reports
    Pilot Injured In Sussex County Plane Crash: Reports. Breaking: The pilot was injured in a plane crash just before noon on Monday. By Katie Kausch , Patch Staff | Apr 23, 2018 12:55 pm ET | Updated Apr 23, 2018 1:06 pm ET. 0. Small plane crashes into Lake Aeroflex, pilot swims to safety, hospitalized.
  • EU's Donald Tusk, back in Poland, testifies at contentious probe of president's plane crash
    Top European Union official Donald Tusk said Monday he had no power or role in the preparation of any flights taken by himself or Poland's president when he was prime minister. Tusk was testifying before a three-judge panel at the provincial court in Warsaw in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash ...

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