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Helicopter Crashes in Grand Canyon; 3 Dead, 4 Injured

A sight-seeing helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, on February 10th.

The helicopter, operated by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, was carrying six passengers and a pilot when it crashed near Quartermaster Canyon on the Hualapai Nation.

Three people were killed in the crash. Four others sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to a hospital.

Two French Army Helicopters Collide in Mid-Air: Five Killed

Two French army training helicopters collided in mid-air between the towns of Cabasse and Carces in southern France, on February 2nd.

According to the police, “The helicopters collided. There were three army personnel in one and two in the other. All are dead.”

The cause of crash is being investigated.

US Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in Tonaki, Okinawa, Japan, on January 23rd.

The AH-1Z Viper helicopter was on a routine training flight when the crew noticed a warning indication light and decided to make an emergency landing.

Both crew members aboard the aircraft remained unharmed.

Ten Killed in Colombia Military Helicopter Crash

A Colombian army helicopter crashed in Antioquia, Colombia, on January 16th.

The Russian-made MI-17 helicopter was carrying ten people when it went down near the town of Segovia.

All ten people aboard, including two civilians and eight army personnel, were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

U.S. Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa, Japan, on January 8th.

Authorities said the Marine Corps AH-1 helicopter landed at a waste disposal site in Yomitan, after the crew received indication of a problem.

There were two people aboard at the time; both remained unharmed.

On January 6th, another Marines Corps helicopter had made an emergency landing in Okinawa due to a rotor problem.

Helicopter and Plane Collide Mid-Air in Buckinghamshire; Four Killed

A two-seater plane collided mid-air with a helicopter in Buckinghamshire, England, on November 17th.

It is believed that both aircraft were flying from Wycombe Air Park when they collided near Waddesdon.

Four people were killed in the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating the cause of accident.

High-Ranking Saudi Prince Dies in Helicopter Crash

A helicopter carrying a Saudi prince and seven government officials crashed in Asir province of Saudi Arabia, on November 5th.

The incident happened when Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was conducting an aerial inspection of local infrastructure projects near Abha.

All eight people aboard were killed in the crash.

Five Feared Dead After Helicopter Crashed in Kenya

A helicopter crashed into Lake Nakuru in Kenya, on October 21st.

The helicopter, carrying five people, was en-route to an election campaign rally when it went down.

According to a statement issued by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, “Initial indications are that there are no survivors.”

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said three people aboard the helicopter were members of her communications team.

The search and rescue operation is underway.

Russian Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Hama, Syria

A Russian military helicopter made an emergency landing in Hama, Syria, on October 6th.

The Mi-28 helicopter was escorting a Mi-8 transport helicopter when it experienced a technical fault.

The aircraft landed safely. No injuries were reported.

ShandsCair Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Unruly Patient

A ShandsCair helicopter made an emergency landing at Belleview High School in Marion County, Florida, on October 4th.

The pilot decided to make an emergency landing after a patient became aggressive and attacked the medical team mid-air.

The aircraft landed safely. The 66-year-old male patient was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Westchester County Police Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New Jersey

A Westchester County police helicopter made an emergency landing in Alpine, New Jersey, on September 28th.

The helicopter was participating in a search operation with the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police when the pilot smelled smoke and decided to make an emergency landing.

The aircraft landed in a parking lot at State Line Lookout.

No injuries were reported.

U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Coronado

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter made an emergency landing in an empty parking lot near Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado, California, on August 8th.

Authorities said the crew decided to land as a precaution after a warning light in the cockpit came on.

The helicopter landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Helicopter Crash in India Kills One; Two Injured

A helicopter lost its balance and crashed while taking-off from Himalayan shrine of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India, on June 10th.

The accident happened due to insufficient air pressure.

A crew member lost his life while the two pilots sustained injuries in the crash. All five passengers remained safe.

The crash remains under investigation.

Tour Helicopter Crashes in California; 3 Injured

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 people aboard sustained injuries.

The FAA is investigating.

National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New York

A New York Army National Guard helicopter made an emergency landing at the Chili Country Club in Scottsville, New York, on May 1st.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a routine training flight when its windshield cracked, prompting the pilot to declare an emergency.

The helicopter landed safely on the ninth hole fairway. All 5 crew members aboard remained safe.

Ohio National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Tuscarawas Township, Ohio

An Ohio National Guard Black Hawk helicopter made an emergency landing in a field in Tuscarawas Township, Stark County, Ohio, on March 23rd.

The aircraft was en-route from Akron-Canton Airport to Columbus, Ohio, when it had to make an emergency landing in a rye field.

It is believed that the aircraft had experienced a transmission problem.

No injuries were reported.

Four Killed After Police Helicopter Crashes in Mexico

A police helicopter crashed in the hills near Mexicali, in the state of Baja California, Mexico, on March 14th.

The state police helicopter was on a mission to recover the body of a female hiker when it got tangled in power cables and went down.

Four people were killed in the crash, including the pilot and the co-pilot.

Indian Air Force Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Technical Snag

An Indian Air Force helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a field in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, on February 19th.

The MI 8 helicopter was heading from Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka to Sulur Air Force Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, when the pilot decided to land in emergency due to a technical snag.

The chopper landed safely in a field near Koppa Gate of Bannerghatta, Bengaluru.

There were 6 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

US Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 20th.

The AH-1 attack helicopter was forced to land in emergency on Ikei Island due to a mechanical issue.

The U.S. Marines Corps confirmed in a statement, “there was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries.”

Medical Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New Mexico

A medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing at Kirtland Central High School, in Kirtland, New Mexico, on January 12th.

The chopper was transporting a patient from Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Arizona, when the pilot received a low fuel indication and decided to make an emergency landing.

The helicopter landed safely. The patient was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

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