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5 Killed after NATO helicopter Crashes in Kabul

A helicopter crashed at NATO’s Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on October 11.

Authorities said the British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters.

Five people were killed in the crash. The deceased include 2 U.S. service members, 2 British service members and a French civilian contractor. Their names have not yet been released.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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Helicopter Crash in Florida; 2 Injured

A privately owned helicopter crashed into trees on Curle Road, Eustis, Lake County, Florida, on September 25.

The helicopter, flying from Umatilla Municipal Airport, Florida, crashed after the pilot encountered some problem in its engine.

The 2 people aboard sustained injuries and were airlifted to hospital.

The incident is being investigated.

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Pilot Walks Away after Helicopter Crashes near Ketchum, OK.

helicoptersaopA 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.

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American Pilot, 5 Others Killed in Lagos Helicopter Crash

helicoptersaopA helicopter crashed into a lagoon in Oworonshoki, Lagos, Nigeria, on August 12th.

Authorities said the helicopter, operated by the Bristow Group, nose-dived into water behind a police station. It was transporting 12 people to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, from an offshore oil rig at the time.

Six people, including an American pilot, were killed in the crash. Six others were injured and were taken to nearby hospitals.

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Army Aviation Helicopter Crashed in Pakistan; 12 Killed

helicopterA Pakistan Army Aviation’s MI-17 helicopter crashed near Lasan Nawab, Mansehra, Pakistan, on August 6.

The helicopter crashed during its flight from Rawalpindi to Gilgit. Authorities said the accident happened due to bad weather.

At least 12 men from Pakistan armed forces were killed in the crash.

The deceased were identified as Major Muzammil, Major Humayun, Major Shahzad, Major Usman, Major Atif, Havaldar Munir Abbasi, Amanullah, Naik OT Maqbool, Naik Amir Saeed, Sepoy Waqar and Sepoy Rehmat-ullah.

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Helicopter Crashed in Illinois after Hitting Power Line; Pilot Injured


A helicopter crash-landed in Atkinson, Henry County, Illinois, at around 5 P.M. on August 5.

According to sources, the aircraft hit a power line, caught fire, and landed in a soy bean field.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was pulled out of the burning helicopter by farm owner. He was airlifted to Peoria, Illinois, in serious condition.

The NTSB and Illinois State Police were investigating the crash.

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Colombian Police Helicopter Crashed in Dense Forest; 15 Killed, 2 Injured

helicoptersaopA Black Hawk helicopter crashed in dense forest near Gulf of Uraba, Colombia, on August 4.

Authorities suspect the helicopter, carrying 17 Colombian police officers, crashed due mechanical failure. The officers were going to the Gulf of Uraba for an important operation at the time.

Fifteen police officers died while another 2 sustained severe burns in the crash.

The accident is being investigated.

Helicopter Crashed on a Mountain in North Queensland

HelicopterA Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed on a big rock on Mount Cook, near Cooktown in north Queensland, Australia, on October 7.

Apparently, the helicopter got caught in a strong gust of wind which caused it to flip shortly after it took off about 12:45 p.m.

There were 6 people aboard the helicopter at the time of accident. One of them was airlifted to Townsville Hospital, while another man, aged 60, was taken to Cooktown Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 40-year-old passenger was also taken to Cooktown Hospital but was later discharged.

The other 3 people aboard remained uninjured.

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Helicopter Crashed in Germiston, SA; 2 Killed

helicopterA small helicopter crashed and caught fire near Rand Airport in Germiston, South Africa, on the afternoon of September 25.

Two people, including a man and a woman, were killed in the accident.

The helicopter belonged to MiX Telematics Africa. The company’s managing director Brendan Horan said, “MiX Telematics are aware of the incident that took place this afternoon where we confirm that it was a Matrix vehicle tracking helicopter, operated by Henley Air, which has crashed.”

The cause of crash is under investigation by the MiX Telematics and the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

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Private Helicopter Crashed into Sea in Denmark; 3 Dead 1 Missing

SeaA U.S. built Robinson 44 helicopter crashed into waters in central Denmark, near the eastern coast of Samsoe Island, on September 5.

The authorities believe that the private helicopter was en-route to Samsoe with 4 people aboard when it crashed.

Three dead bodies have so far been recovered from the sea, while the search for the fourth person is underway.

The identities of victims and the information regarding ownership of the helicopter has not yet been released.

The cause of crash is under investigation.

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2 Killed as Helicopter Crashed During Gidroavisalon 2014 Air Show in Russia

helicopterA Mi-8 helicopter, belonging to PANH Helicopters, crashed near the landing strip of Gelendzhik airport, Russia on September 5.

The accident happened while the helicopter was performing at an international hydro air show, Gidroavisalon 2014 in Gelendzhik.

Two people aboard the helicopter were killed in the crash while another one was seriously injured.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

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Government Helicopter Crashed in Mexico; 2 Dead

helicopterAn Augusta A109S Grand helicopter, belonging to the government of the state Mexico, crashed just 5 miles off the Toluca airport near Lerma, Mexico, on September 2.

The helicopter, which was on its way from the Mexico City area to Toluca, was first reported missing at around 6:25 p.m. The rescue teams located the wreckage after about 2 hours.

Both the people aboard the helicopter died on the spot. The victims were identified as the pilot, Romel Portillo Cervio and the co-pilot, Gerardo Avalos Garcia.

Gov. Eruviel Avila Villegas, extended his deep condolences to the families of the deceased. He also said that the state authorities and the Civil Aviation Directorate will jointly work to determine the cause of accident.

All 25 Survived after U.S. Marine Helicopter Crashed into Arabian Sea

SeaA U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea on September 1.

The helicopter belonging to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed during landing on the Mesa Verde. According to the press release issued by the Navy, “The aircraft was carrying the Marines and sailors back to USS Mesa Verde from training ashore in nearby Djibouti.”

All 25 persons aboard the helicopter, including 17 Marines and 8 Navy sailors, were safely recovered. “Three individuals are reported to have sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash,” the press release said.

The U.S. Navy and the Marines in AFRICOM units are jointly investigating the incident.

Helicopter Crash Lands near Horsebend; 2 Injured

helicopterA Rohinson R22 Beta II helicopter made a crash landing near the Horsebend area, south of Gardnerville, in Douglas County, Nevada, in the afternoon of August 27.

The pilot, identified as Dolye Holden, and his friend, Karen Cole, were returning from the Horsebend area, after fishing in Carson River, when the helicopter started malfunctioning and they had to make the crash landing.

According to the authorities, 2 people suffered minor injuries in the accident. They were able to call another pilot who then flew them to Carson Valley Medical Centre for treatment.

The NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash.

Sheriff’s Helicopter Crashed at Hemet-Ryan Airport; 2 Injured

Helicopter crashA Riverside County Sheriff’s helicopter crashed on the runway at the northeast end of Hemet-Ryan Airport in Hemet district, Riverside County, California, at 11 a.m. on August 28.

According to the sheriff’s spokesperson Albert Martinez, the helicopter crashed during a low-flying training exercise. The FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said that the helicopter rolled over while the pilot was trying to land with a simulated engine power outage.

Two deputies of the sheriff aboard the chopper suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The tail rotor of the helicopter got snapped off due to crash. Hemet firefighters sprayed foam on the wreckage to stop any fire ignition.

The Federal Aviation Administration has initiated investigation.

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Rescue Helicopter Crashes in Spain; 3 Civil Guards Killed

A helicopter crashed after its blades brushed a mountain near Picos de Europa range in Leon province of Spain on August 24.

The accident happened when the helicopter was on a rescue mission for a mountain climber, with 4 members of Spain’s rural Civil Guard police aboard.

According to local government, 2 pilots and a winch operator was killed in the accident while the fourth member escaped the accident as he had already descended to the ground for helping the climber.

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Head of Guatemalan Armed Forces Died in Helicopter Crash

A Bell 206 helicopter belonging to Guatemala’s Air Force crashed in a wooded mountainous area of the western province of Huehuetenango in Guatemala, on August 20.

The Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez confirmed that Gen. Rudy Ortiz, the head of the Guatemalan military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as 4 other military officers died in the crash. Gen. Braulio Mayen, commander of the army’s 5th Brigade, was one of the other victims identified by Lopez.

The accident happened when the high level military officials were flying to the village of Ixquisis to inspect the troops. “They couldn’t land in Ixquisis and instead decided to go to the military base in Las Palmas and in that trajectory the helicopter crashed,” Lopez added.

Ortiz, 51, was due to retire next year after serving the army for 32 years. President Otto Perez Moline, a retired general, expressed his grief over Ortiz’s death and said, “His hard work and dedication during his military career served to strengthen the institution.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

1 Dead, 6 Injured after Heli-Ski Helicopter Crashed in Wanaka

HelicopterA heli-ski helicopter crashed on Mount Alta near Wanaka, New Zealand, at around 12:20 p.m. on August 16.

The accident happened when the helicopter run by Harris Mountain Heli-Ski was carrying 7 people, including a pilot, a ski guide and 5 skiers. All of them were New Zealanders.

One of the heli-skiers died while all others aboard suffered injuries of varied degrees. Two of the injured with minor injuries were taken to Wanaka Medical Centre. Four with comparatively serious injuries were transported to Dunedin Hospital.

Skyline Enterprises Chairman Mark Quickfall said, “I spoke to one of our senior pilots who was first on the scene. As he said to me, it’s a perfect day for flying and heli-skiing. Certainly not windy. So [we] can’t put any light on it at this stage.” He also said there were six other helicopters out heli-skiing on the same day.

The Civil Aviation Authority and Transport Accident Investigation Commission are investigating the cause of the crash.

7 Killed in Indian Air Force Helicopter Crash

helicopterA helicopter belonging to the Indian Air force crashed in Sitapur district of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh state of India.

The helicopter, which was en route from Bareilly to Allahabad, crashed nose down and bursted into flames. The accident happened on July 25 at about 5 p.m. after the Dhruv helicopter lost radio and radar contact. According to the authorities, the pilot reported a technical fault in the helicopter before losing contact.

There were 2 pilots and 5 passengers aboard at the time of accident; all of them were killed. A statement released by the air force maintained that there was no report of any damage on the ground.

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Birdstrike Cause of USAF Crash

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 investigation has begun, and there is a fund opened for them.

A number of twelve pound geese struck the helicopter after the flock flew up alarmed by the noise.

The USAF chopper was flying out of Lakenheath in Suffolk.

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Helicopter Crash in Southern Russia Kills 4

helicopterA privately owned helicopter crashed in the mountains of Apsheron district, in southern Russia, on the evening of June 28.

The helicopter was carrying 4 people when it crashed; all of them were killed. The deceased have been identified as A.I. Goncharenko, 53, S.V. Yelugyan, 46, A.S. Yelugyan, 23, and E.B. Yelugyan, 13.

Goncharenko was flying the helicopter at the time of accident.

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry statement said that the accident happened due to some technical fault.

Helicopter Crash Near Paul Injures 3

helicopterA helicopter operated by Reeder Flying Service based out of Twin Falls crashed in a hayfield near milepost 41 on highway 24, northwest of Paul, Idaho, shortly before 5:30 p.m. on June 29.

Sheriff Kevin Ellis of Lincoln County said that all three people aboard the helicopter suffered injuries of varied degrees. Two of the injured were taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by air, while the third one was transported to St. Luke’s Magic Valley by ambulance.

Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office, the fire department, and paramedics responded to the scene.

The FAA is looking into the cause of the crash.

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3 Dead in Ukrainian Military Helicopter Crash

helicopterThree people lost their lives after an on-duty Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in Kharkov Region of eastern Ukraine.

According to the Interior Ministry of the Ukraine, “On June 21, the regional Interior Ministry department unit received a report from the search and rescue emergencies center’s officer on duty stating that a Mil Mi-8T helicopter of the Ukrainian emergency situations state service with a crew of three people on board has disappeared from radar in the vicinity of the village of Vasishchevo of the Kharkov Region.”

The wreckage of the Mi-8 helicopter was later found on June 22 in a forest near the Chuguevsky district of Kharkov.

Authorities believe a violation or violations of air traffic rules to be the primary reason of the crash.

Training Helicopter Crashed in Lincoln County, Missouri

Helicopter crashA two-seater training helicopter crashed along the runway of the Greensfield Airport located near Moscow Mills in the southern part of Lincoln County, Missouri, at about 11 a.m. on June 19.

According to Fire Marshall Barry Nuss, an instructor and a student were aboard at the time of accident; both of them escaped with only minor injuries.

The helicopter belonged to HeliSat helicopter flight training school, based in Moscow Mills.

Missouri Highway Patrol is looking into the cause of accident.

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Helicopter Crashed Near the Cerfontaine Airfield in Belgium; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

helicopterA helicopter crashed near the Cerfontaine airfield, in the province of Namur in southwestern Belgium, at around 5:00 p.m. on June 13.

One of the two people aboard died and the other one suffered multiple serious injuries.

According to the local rescue center, firefighters and paramedics from close by town arrived on the location.

It is believed that the accident happened during an annual test being carried out under the supervision of an experienced pilot.

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