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Helicopter Accidents & Incidents 10.01.09 – 10.18.09

Thu, Nov 12, 2009 — David Evans

Accident Insights

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

12 Oct

Fossil OR

Pacific Rim Helicopters-operated Mcdonnel Douglas Heli Co. 369FF

Reg: N527SH

Helicopter’s main rotor struck a pole.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

15 Oct

Charlotte County FL

J A J Investments Ltd.-operated Robinson R44 Raven

Reg: N3038W

Helicopter crashed after mechanical problems.

1 Serious

3 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

 

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

14 Oct

Tahlequah, OK

Robinson R22

Reg: No data

Helicopter went missing and was found crashed about two days later.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

 

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

10 Oct

Mpumalanga

SOUTH AFRICA

Panbult Denne Saagmeule (Pty) Ltd-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: ZS-RYT

Helicopter encountered thick mist and flew into the ground in a cornfield

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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15 Oct

San Jose de Ocoa province

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dominican Consul-operated Eurocopter EC120 Colibri

Reg: N871SA

Helicopter reportedly crashed into a mountain in rainy weather conditions.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

9 Oct

RAF Woodvale, Merseyside

UN ITED KINGDOM

Merseyside Police-operated EC135T2

Reg: G-XMII

Helicopter was damaged in an attack by a group of unknown males.

Unknown

Damage to the aircraft was unknown.

17 Oct

Rio de Janeiro City

BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro Military Police-operated Helibras HB350B Esquilo

Reg: PP-xxx

Military Police helicopter was shot at during rival gang fight.

3 Fatal

3 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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