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Helicoper Accidents & Incidents 11.23.09 – 11.30.09

Mon, Dec 7, 2009 — Admin

Accident Insights

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
23 Nov

Red Butte NV

Bell Helicopter

Textron 206L-1

Reg: N177PA

Helicopter crashed during training flight. 2 Minor Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

 

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
23 Nov

South Jeolla SOUTH KOREA

South Korean Forestry Service-operated Kamov Ka-32T

Reg: HL94

Helicopter was drawing lake water before crashing as part of its training on putting out fires. 3 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.

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23 Nov

Logar province AFGHANISTAN

Airfreight Gulf-operated Mil Mi-8T

Reg:YA-KMR

Helicopter crashed in the night in heavy weather conditions 3 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.
24 Nov

Netanya

ISRAEL

Tamir Airways-operated Robinson R44 Astro

Reg: 4X-BDM

Helicopter crashed into the water due to a problem with its tail rotor 4 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.
26 Nov

Gauteng

SOUTH AFRICA

Racecraft Motors (Pty) Ltd-operated Robinson R22 Beta

Reg: ZS-SRV

An instructor and student were doing a training exercise when a low-level downwind turn was executed. The low RPM warning sounded and the instructor attempted to save the day as there was a fence ahead. 2 Minor During the turn to avoid the fence, a skid dug in and the helicopter crashed Helicopter sustained minor damages.
26 Nov

Finnmark, NORWAY

Helitrans AS-operated AS350

Reg: No data

Was delivering cargo when the pilot was forced to make a controlled landing after indication of hydraulic system failure. Tilted over and caught fire after landing 1 Minor Helicopter was destroyed.

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Military

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
26 Nov

Nariño

COLUMBIA

FAC (Eccuadron de Ataque 413)-operated McDonnell Douglas 530MG Defender

Reg: FAC4301

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 3 Minor Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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27 Nov

Buttala

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka Air Force-operated Mil Mi-24P

Reg:CH635

Helicopter crashed engaged on a training mission. 4 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.

 

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

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