Sikorsky

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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Iran Plane Crash: Passenger plane goes down in southern Iran
    Bad weather and tough terrain are hampering search efforts for an Iranian airliner that crashed on Sunday. The Aseman Airlines flight was flying from Tehran ...
  • Iranian Rescue Teams Reach the Site of the Plane Crash That Likely Killed All 65 People on Board
    (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, ...
  • Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said ...
  • Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has ordered an investigation into a plane crash that killed 66 people. The Aseman Airlines jet disappeared from radar 50 minu...
  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
    Poor conditions are hindering crews searching for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane, which went down near the town of Semirom shortly after taking o...
  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
    Poor conditions are hindering crews searching for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane, which went down shortly after taking off from Tehran. All on board are feared dead. Joel Labi reports.
  • Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
    Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all those on board are feared to have been killed. Heavy wind ...
  • All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on ...
  • 65 People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran
    State media reports an Aseman Airlines passenger plane crashed Sunday about an hour after takeoff and that all 65 people on board might be dead.
  • No survivors after Wyoming plane crash
    EVANSTON, Wyo. - The Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB are investigating after a small plane crashed near Evanston at 3:07pm on Sunday. There's no word as to how many people were on board at the time, but officials said there are no survivors. According to the Uinta County Wyoming ...

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  • (9 of 10) Plane crashed on a mountain. The airport is in a valley. The charts https://t.co/oQHwWZOpte
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  • (8 of 10) Wikipedia already has a site up on the crash, but the crash will be under official investigation for a… https://t.co/DjSQVYhgSP
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  • (7 of 10) A drone was sent over the mountain range to look for wreckage plus there were crews trying to reach the crash site on foot.
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  • (6 of 10) Weather hampered recovery efforts. Fog and a blizzard prevented local helicopter support. Aseman airline… https://t.co/FBdxVdN84N
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