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Accidents & Incidents 05.16.10 – 05.31.10

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Accident Insights

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

23 May

Mönchgrün

GERMANY

Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100

Reg:N8672

Helicopter lost height and dropped to the ground.

U.S. registration, which is why it’s listed here and not under foreign accidents (Part 129).

4 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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24 May

Pearsall TX

Prentice Aviation Inc.-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: N927SH

Helicopter collided with power lines.

1 Serious

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained minor damage.

26 May

Boxborough MA

SJ Rotorcraft Corp-operated Schweizer 269C-1

Reg: N73SJ

A helicopter on a training flight crashed in the woods.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

17 May

Lucena City

PHILIPPINES

Lion Air-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: RP-C2550

Helicopter had just taken off and had barely flown 300 meters when it crashed and exploded into three houses.

4 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

18 May

Fagernes Leirin airport

NORWAY

European Helicopter Center-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: LN-OCU

Helicopter experienced a hard landing and rolled over.

1 Minor

1 Uninjured

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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20 May

Grand Ridge Road

AUSTRALIA

Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III

Reg:VH-OSU

Helicopter crashed after hitting power lines while spraying pine trees.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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22 May

Liverpool ENGLAND

Aerocorp Ltd.-operated Schweizer 269C-1

Reg: G-CEAW

Pilot was carrying out hover maneuver when he lost control and the helicopter struck the ground.

1 Serious

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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26 May

Vercelli Province

ITALY

Hughes 269C

Reg: No data

Helicopter hit power lines and crashed.

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

27 May

Rütistrasse

SWITZERLAND

Heli Sitterdorf AG-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: HB-ZHB

Helicopter crashed in a meadow during an auto rotation exercise

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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31 May

Salazie

REUNION

Mafate Helicoptère-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg:F-ORGB

Helicopter lost lift in bad weather conditions and dropped head first.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

21 May

Helmand Province

AFGHANISTAN

Royal Air Force-operated Westland Sea King

Reg: No data

ISAF helicopter shot down with RPG while landing.

5 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

31 May

Paktia province

AFGHANISTAN

Mil Mi-8

Reg: No data

Helicopter made a hard landing

3 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

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

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