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Accidents & Incidents 10.01.09 – 10.22.09

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Accident Insights

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

14 Nov

Doyle CA

Aerospatiale AS350

Reg:N5793P

While en route after dropping a patient, rotorcraft crashed.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

 

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

5 Nov

Globe AZ

Aerospatiale AS.350BA Ecureuil Eurocopter

AS350

Reg: N617LH

The medical helicopter during a training flight crashed while trying to land.

2 Serious

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

5 Nov

Morvis PR

R-44 Astro

Reg: N440M

While hovering, rotorcraft skid struck the pavement.

4 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damages.

7 Nov

Adelanto CA

Experimental PV-18 Rotorcraft

Reg: N183YP

Rotorcraft struck power lines and crashed.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

12 Nov

South Taranaki NEW ZEALAND

HeliThruster

Reg: ZK-RAZ

Gyrocopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Gyrocopter was destroyed.

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12 Nov

Quebec CANADA

Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: C-GJMP

Helicopter made an emergency landing on a sandbank in the middle of the river, possibly after striking a power line.

1 Fatal

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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15 Nov

Humla District NEPAL

Manang Air-operated Mil Mi-8MTV-1

Reg: 9N-AHT

Helicopter partially lost power while trying to land at the helipad and crashed

1 Fatal

5 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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15 Nov

east Cheshire

UNITED KINGDOM

Corserve International Ltd.-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: G-RIDL

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

18 Nov

Between Windhoek and Okahandja

NAMIBIA

Belrex 658 CC / Windhoek Flight Training Centre-operated Robinson R22 Beta

Reg: ZS-PZI

Helicopter crashed on a sandy river bank about 15 kilometers off the main road

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

 

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

6 Nov

Siirt TURKEY

Turkish Air Force-operated COBRA

A military helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

9 Nov

Northwestern IRAQ

US Army-operated Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Reg: Unknown

Two US Army helicopter pilots were killed when the helicopter made a hard landing.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

18 Nov

Central Java

INDONESIA

Indonesian Air Force-operated Nurtanio-Bolkow NBo-105CB

Reg: Unknown

Helicopter crashed into the sea for unknown reasons.

5 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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All entries are preliminary and subject to confirmation/correction by formal accident reports.

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