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Accidents & Incidents 09.05.10 – 09.18.10

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Accident Insights

 

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

17 Sept

Pikes Peak CO

JBD Enterprises Inc.-operated Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 2

Reg:N5802W

Helicopter crashed in the mountain area while it was trailing a car in order to film the car in action.

1 Serious

3 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

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General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

17 Sept

Duluth MN

Jauss Aviation Inc.-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg:N145DM

Helicopter crashed into Island Lake shortly after takeoff

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

7 Sept

Trieben

AUSTRIA

Hubi Fly-operated Robinson R44 Raven

Reg: OE-XWS

Helicopter was captured by a wind gust, touched the ground with the main rotor and flipped to the right side during landing and was wrecked.

2 Serious

2 Uninjured

Helicopter was destroyed.

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10 Sept

Itanhaém Mountains

BRAZIL

Brava Transportes Aéreos-operated Robinson R44

Reg: PT-YON

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

14 Sept

Geraldton

AUSTRALIA

Prestige Helicopters-operated Cessna A188B/A1

Reg: VH-KZF

Helicopter collided with terrain and crashed.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was

16 Sept

Lanchang

MALAYSIA

Malaysian Fire & Rescue Department-operated Agusta Westland AW109E

Reg:9M-BOA

Aircraft was flying too low and hit trees as it was trying to land under a heavy blanket of fog.

3 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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17 Sept

Mpumalanga

SOUTH AFRICA

Kawena Aviation (Pty) Ltd-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: ZS-RJO

Helicopter experienced a tail rotor failure while attempting to land and collided with trees and crashed.

3 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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18 Sept

San Pedro Sula

HONDURAS

Rollins Air-operated Bell 206B Jet ranger III

Reg: HR-AVL

Helicopter crashed on Saturday in Honduras during an air show

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

14 Sept

Margarita Island

VENEZUELA

Armada República Bolivariana de Venezuela-operated Agusta-Bell 212ASW

Military helicopter crashed into the bow of a navy oceanographic research boat and plunged into the sea

2 Missing

5 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

 

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

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