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New Mexico Helicopter Crash

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
New Mexico Helicopter Crash

A Robinson R44 II with three aboard crashed near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico just before noon in Sierra County near State Road 187 between Las Palomas and Caballo. There was no fire, but the three people aboard died in the crash. The victims were 78-year-old Duane Zietlow, of Elephant Butte; 61-year-old William Brownfield,... »

Helicopter Crashes in Slovakia’s Vah River

Monday, March 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashes in Slovakia’s Vah River

On March 3, 2013, at 17:13 Eurocopter EC-120 Colibri crashed in Horný ?epe?, Sere? district in Slovakia after hitting a cable that was stretched between trees. The helicopter landed in the Váh river. Three wounded individuals were transported to University Hospital in Trnava where they were treated for hypothermia, head injuries, lacerations and abrasions.... »

Helicopter Crashes in Victoria

Monday, February 18, 2013
By George Hatcher

In Trida, Victoria near Leongatha, on Feb 17, 2013, a helicopter went down, and caused a blackout. The pilot managed to land and survive the landing, in spite of the contact with power lines. There were no passengers aboard. Residents reported a loud bang to the police, who responded and found a crop dusting... »

Chopper Crashes in Trichiana Field

Friday, November 23, 2012
By George Hatcher
Chopper Crashes in Trichiana  Field

What: Smart Elicotteri Srl Aérospatiale AS 350 BA Ecureuil Where: Trichiana Italy When: Nov 20, 2012 Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: A helicopter distributing anti rabies bait for wild animal vaccination took off and struck an electrical line before it fell into a field. The victims worked for Smart Helicopters Srl of Italy.... »

French Pilot Crashes in Vienne

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Skyranger Where: Vienne France When: Oct 23, 2012 3:00 pm Who: 1 fatality Why: The pilot of a SkyRanger failed to return from a 2 hour flight, triggering a Sater Bravo land-air rescue. A search went on till 2:00 a.m. The next day his remains were discovered near an electrical cable in a... »

Pintail Lodge Helicopter Crashes in Louisiana

Friday, October 12, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Pintail Lodge Inc.Bell 206B JetRanger Where: Lyons Point, Crowly, LA When: Oct 10, 2102 Who: 1 fatality Why: A helicopter out of Texas was flying low over a Crowly Louisiana field when it made contact with a KSIG radio guidewire. The helicopter subsequently crashed in the field. Local residents who heard the impact... »

Nepal Takeoff Emergency, No Injuries

Monday, September 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Tara Air de Havilland Dash DHC-6-300 Twin Otter en route from Dolpa to Nepalgunj Where: Dolpa When: Sept 21, 2012 9:28 a.m. Who: 6 aboard, no injuries Why: Take off from the airport at Dolpa failed when the planes left wing encountered obstruction. According to Vinaya Shakya, none of the two crew or... »

French Alps Chopper Crash Kills 6

Thursday, August 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
French Alps Chopper Crash Kills 6

What: Eurocopter group Eurocopter AS 532AL Super Puma Where: La Palud-sur-Verdon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence When: July 25, 2012, 13 h 40 Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: In the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon, a Eurocopter group helicopter crashed, killing the six men aboard, including employees of Eurocopter. The newly assembled chipper was en route to the... »

First Report of Dana Air Crash in Lagos

Sunday, June 3, 2012
By George Hatcher
First Report of Dana Air Crash in Lagos

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Peter Tonna What: Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 en route from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria Where: Iju neighborhood, Lagos When: June 3, 2012 Who: 153 passengers Why: Weather was clear. The Dana Air flight experienced engine trouble first in one engine, then the other... »

Bell Crash in Switzerland

Friday, May 25, 2012
By George Hatcher
Bell Crash in Switzerland

What: HeliSwiss Bell Jet Ranger training flight Where: Tschäggeten-Alp, Kandertal, Berner Oberland Switzerland When: May 24, 2012 Who: 3 aboard, 3 fatalities Why: Three Swiss pilots, one of them a flight instructor leading the training flight crashed after hitting a wire. The flight went missing at 5:45, after which a search continued until darkness... »

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