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Tour Helicopter Crashes in California; 3 Injured

By George Hatcher

A tour helicopter made a crash landing, hit 2 vans, and caught fire in the parking area of Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Club in California, in the afternoon of May 5th. The four-seater Robinson R-44 was returning to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport after a tour, when it developed a mechanical problem. All three... »

Two Killed after Helicopter Crashed in Arizona

By George Hatcher

A helicopter crashed and caught fire in Wikieup, Arizona, on June 25th. The Robinson R66 helicopter took off from Prescott, Arizona, and was heading to Riverside, California, when it went down. There were two people aboard at the time; both of them were killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated.... »

Helicopter Crash-Lands on Long Island; No Injuries Reported

By George Hatcher

A 2006 Robinson R22 Beta helicopter made a crash-landing near West Riviera Drive and West Alhambra Avenue in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, on January 27. The incident happened after the helicopter, carrying two people, lost power while returning to the Republic Airport. According to Frank Delia, of the Academy of Aviation, “It was... »

Pilot Walks Away after Helicopter Crashes near Ketchum, OK.

By George Hatcher

A Robinson R-44 helicopter crashed in a hayfield around 2 miles north of Ketchum, Oklahoma, on August 25th. FAA authorities said the helicopter, flying from Ketchum airport, went down after it lost its tail rotor. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured. The accident is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Robinson, Cessna, Spitfire, Airbus, Piper and Homebuilt Crashes

By George Hatcher

On March 17, 2013: The aircraft and pilot were hijacked at gun point. The Quebec Helicoptor’s Robinson R44 made an illegal flight and crashed in Quebec Canada while en route from Mot-Tremblant to Saint Jerome. Hijacker took the chopper to St. Jerome, where two escapees attached to cables, and were taken to Mont-Tremblant. The... »

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