Birdstrike Cause of USAF Crash

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By George Hatcher

A bird strike on the HH-60G Pave Hawk at 110ft at 126mph caused the crash of a helicopter on a moonlight training mission on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve, killing staff Sgt Afton Ponce, Capt Christopher Stover, Technical Sgt Dale Matthews and Capt Sean Ruane. The crew was confirmed dead at the scene. The... »

Sikorsky Down off Norfolk, Va Beach

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Sikorsky Down off Norfolk, Va Beach

A US Navy Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon crashed off a Norfolk Virginia beach, killing one of five aboard. The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen. Three were injured and hospitalized at at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A rescue team is searching for one crewman who is still missing. Download article as... »

USAF Helicopter Crash in the UK

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
USAF Helicopter Crash in the UK

The USAF Pavehawk Sikorsky HH-60G that crashed on January 7 2013 at about 19:00 GMT on a training flight in Marshland near Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk in the UK during training exercises transporting munitions, killed the crew of four aboard. The helicopter impacted in a nature reserve. A second helicopter flew in as a rescue unit,... »

Sikorsky Crash off Bintulu Coast

Friday, December 13, 2013
By George Hatcher

On December 12, 2013 at 7L45 a.m., a MHS Aviation Sikorsky S-76C #9M-STE had eight aboard when the flight encountered bad weather. They were flying to identify oil and gas exploration sites when weather forced them to ditch in the sea 159 kilometers off the coast of Bintulu. The helicopter was leased from MHS... »

Sikorsky Hits Gangnam High Rise

Saturday, November 16, 2013
By George Hatcher
Sikorsky Hits Gangnam High Rise

On Nov 16, 2013, a helicopter took off from Soeul Gimpo Airport en route to Jamsil-Dong to pick up LG employees. The LG Electronics Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter flew into a high rise in Seoul. Two pilots aboard the helicopter died after their propellor struck the 30 story high rise. No one in the building... »

Navy Helicopter Crashes in Red Sea

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

A United States Navy Sikorsky MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 crashed in the Red Sea on Sunday. Three of the five aboard are recuperating. Two are missing and presumed dead. The crew is from Naval Air Station North Island. (San Diego) The USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is supporting... »

Sikorsky Helicopter Crashes in Louisiana, 3 fatalities

Saturday, March 16, 2013
By George Hatcher
Sikorsky Helicopter Crashes in Louisiana, 3 fatalities

On March 15, 2013, an Era Helicopters LLC Sikorsky S-76A with three board crashed just before noon in Cameron Parish Louisiana in a remote area of swampy/muddy pastureland with only four-wheeler access. The helicopter had taken off from Lake Charles Regional Airport. Emergency services responded to the scene, but access was limited to 4... »

Final Report on Sikorsky Incident

Thursday, February 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

When a Bristow S-76 Helicopter with eight passengers and two crew fishtailed as it was flying from from Humberside Airport to a gas platform in the North Sea, the helicopter made a precautionary landing. The crew smelled smoke in the cockpit at the time. The investigation concluded that an electrical short had occurred in... »

Turkish Chopper Crashes in Storm on Herekol mountain

Saturday, November 10, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Turkish Sikorsky S-70 Where: Herekol mountain, Turkey When: Nov 10, 2012 Who: 17 aboard 17 fatalities Why: Three crew members and 14 police special forces were aboard the Turkish Sikorsky S-70 when it crashed in poor weather conditions. The weather was described as heavy fog and rain. The official statement by Siirt province... »

€10,000 Awarded for Child Trauma

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
€10,000 Awarded for Child Trauma

Two year old Emma Reddan witnessed a Sikorsky S76 piloted by Bill Curry crashing in the Neptune Hotel car lot. The chopper’s rotor blade struck a lamp post, resulting in the crash. Emma Reddan suffered from separation anxiety disorder. In Civil court, Judge Matthew Deery approved a €10,000 settlement for Emma Reddan from Curry... »

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