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Accidents & Incidents 03.01.11 – 03.19.11

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Accident Insights

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

13 Mar

Los Angeles CA

Aris Helicopters-operated Sikorsky S-58ET

Reg: N33602

Helicopter was lifting a large air conditioning unit onto the roof of a two story commercial building. The pilot lost control of the helicopter striking the side of the building and bursting into flames.

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

8 Mar

Fiordland

NEW ZEALAND

Robinson R22 Beta

Reg: ZK-HOI

Helicopter experienced a loss of tail rotor control while landing from a hover.

1 Minor

1 Uninjured

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

8 Mar

England

UNITED KINGDOM

Honister Slate Mine-operated Aerospatiale SA 341G Gazelle

Reg:HA-LFB

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

19 Mar

Terue

SPAIN

Bell 407

Reg:Bell 407

Helicopter crashed while extinguishing a fire.

6 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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19 Mar

Seoul

SOUTH KOREA

Korean Forest Service-operated PZL-Swidnik W-3AS Sokól

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed into a reservoir

1 Fatal

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

 

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

7 Mar

Tolima

COLOMBIA

Colombian Air Force-operated Bell UH-1H

Reg:FAC-4506

Helicopter collided with another aircraft.

5 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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

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