Schweizer

Bad Day for Helicopters

Friday, March 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Bad Day for Helicopters

Didn’t mention this all together yesterday but it was a bad day (or two) for helicopters. On Mar 19 Bristow Academy Inc Schweitzer 269C-1 training flight; chopper lost power and crash-landed Highway US-1 near Titusville, FL. Two aboard, no injuries On Mar 21 Bundespolizei Aérospatiale AS 332L1 Super Puma was in a training exercise... »

Bangalore Helicopter Dodges Wires and Crowded City to Land on Rooftop

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Bangalore Helicopter Dodges Wires and Crowded City to Land on Rooftop

What: HAL Rotary Wing Academy Schweizer 269C (300C) Where: Byapanahalli area, northeast Bangalore, India When: April 12, 2012, 4:30 pm Who: 2 aboard, 0 fatalities Why: After a two hour ten minute flight, the helicopter on a training flight developed engine failure, dodged high-tension wires and other buildings to land on a Bangalore roof.... »

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