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Helicopter Accidents & Incidents 12.21.09 – 12.31.09

Mon, Feb 1, 2010 — Admin

Accident Insights

 

 

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
25 Dec

Decatur TX

Air Evac EMS Inc.-operated Bell 407

Reg: N600CE

The chopper was taking off when it got 50 feet off the ground and came down hard. 3 Serious Chopper sustained substantial damage.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

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

Eugowra AUSTRALIA

Caloundra Helicopter Centre Pty Ltd-operated Garlick TH-1F( Bell 204B)

Reg: VH-UHD

Helicopter crashed in dense brush land 1 Serious Helicopter sustained substantial damage.
29 Dec

Mannum

AUSTRALIA

Gyro-copter

Reg: Unknown

Gyro flipped and crashed while flying in gusty winds 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

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Military

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

Guerrero MEXICO

Fuerza Aérea Mexicana-operated Bell 212

Reg: 1411

Helicopter crashed allegedly due to a mechanical failure. 1 Fatal

2 Serious

7 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

 

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

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