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Accident Insights

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

19 July

Watsontown PA

Helicopter Applicators Inc.-operated Bell 206B JetRanger III

Reg: N302MG

Helicopter was spraying insecticide when the pilot lost concentration and flew into electrical wires over a river, after which the helicopter crashed and flipped.

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained minor damage.

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22 July

Kingfisher

OK

EagleMed-operated Eurocopter AS 350 B2 Ecureuil

Reg:N918EM

EMS helicopter was on its way to pick up a patient when it crashed.

2 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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28 July

Tucson AZ

AirMethods-operated American Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil

Reg:N509AM

EMS helicopter was en route to a Medical Center, when it crashed in a street.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

4 July

Rockledge FL

Mosquito XE

Reg: Unregistered

Ultralight helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances in a wooded swamp area.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

16 July

Salt Lake City UT

Sky Helicopters Inc.-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: N944DW

Helicopter was hovering, something went wrong and it crashed to the ground, bursting into flames.

1 Fatal

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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17 July

Kearney NE

Dakota Equipment Sales and Leasing LLC-operated Schweizer 269C

Reg:N410JM

Helicopter crashed in a field due to mechanical problems and flipped onto its side.

2 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.
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27 July

Perry County IN

Sparrowhawk II

Reg: N91814

Gyrocopter crashed during a test flight.

1 Serious

Gyrocopter was destroyed.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

1 July

Foggia

ITALY

Robinson R44 Clipper

Reg:I-MGIA

Helicopter landed hard.

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

23 July

Gowganda

CANADA

Essential Helicopters-operated Bell 206B JetRanger II

Reg:C-GCHB

Helicopter hit a communications tower before it crashed to the ground

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

23 July

Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Heli Austria GmbH-operated Bell 204B

Reg:OE-XBT

Helicopter crashed while transporting concrete for building work in mountainous region.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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29 July

San Jose

URUGUAY

Patoair Inc.-operated Bell 206B JetRanger III

Reg:N527TK

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

31 July

Bormes les Mimosas

FRANCE

SKYCAM helicopters-operated Eurocopter AS350 B3 Ecureuil

Reg: F-GKBF

Helicopter contacted the top of trees on landing at a restaurant and rolled over in the field.

4 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

6 July

Chapare

BOLIVIA

Fuerza Área Boliviana-operated Bell UH-1H

Reg: FAB-749

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

8 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

7 July

Kampung Terombol, MALAYSIA

Royal Malaysian Police Air Wing Unit-operated Aerospatiale AS 335N Ecureuil

Reg: 9M-PHG

Helicopter crashed and overturned during a landing attempt

2 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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7 July

Jalisco

MEXICO

Fuerza Aérea Mexicana-operated Bell 206

Reg: FAM1604

Helicopter crashed due to bad weather.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

23 July

Mpumalanga

SOUTH AFRICA

South African Police Service-operated MBB BK 117B-1

Reg: ZS-HMY

Helicopter crashed and caught fire in an open field near the airport.

7 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

26 July

Brasov

ROMANIA

Israeli Air Force-operated Sikorsky CH-53 Yas’ur 2000

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

7 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

28 July

Baghdad

IRAQ

Iraqi Air Force-operated Mil Mi-17

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed in sandstorm.

5 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

30 July

Megara

GREECE

Ellinki Aeroporia Stratou (Hellenic Army Av.)-operated Boeing AH-64DHA Apache Longbow

Reg: ES1030

Aircraft was performing a test flight after an inspection when it nose dived from 30 meters and crashed.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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

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