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Accidents & Incidents 04.10.11 – 04.30.11

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Accident Insights

 

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

30 April

Indiana

PA

Penn Helicopter

Robinson R44

Reg: N445AB

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

4 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

19 April

Tawang

INDIA

Pawan Hans Helicopters-operated Mil Mi-172 (Mi-8MTV-3)

Reg: VT-PHF

Helicopter was about to land at a helipad when it hit a wall and burst into flames.

20 Fatal

3 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed. Twenty fatalities a lot for a helicopter.

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24 April

Lilli Pilli

AUSTRALIA

Robinson R44 Raven

Reg: VH-RUR

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

26 April

Sulmona province

ITALY

Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: I-ETEC

Helicopter hit some power lines and crashed in poor weather.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

27 April

San Clemente

CHILE

Bell 206B

Reg: CC-PJI

Helicopter crashed due to engine failure.

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

27 April

Wanaka

NEW ZEALAND

Robinson R22

Reg: ZK

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

28 April

Wiltshire

UNITED KINGDOM

Magni M-24C Orion

Reg:G-CGTI

Gyrocopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Gyrocopter was destroyed.

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29 April

Nimes

FRANCE

Dynali H2S

Reg: F-PJMI

Helicopter crashed due to engine failure.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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30 April

Tawang and Itanagar

INDIA

Pawan Hans Helicopters-operated Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil

Reg: VT-PH

Helicopter went missing 20 minutes after it took off.

5 Missing

Helicopter is still missing.

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

13 April

Khartoum

SUDAN

Sudanese Air Force-operated

Mil Mi-24P Hind-F

 

Reg: 9xx

Helicopter veered off the runway and crashed after one of its engines caught fire.

1 Fatal

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

13 April

Rizal

PHILIPPINES

Philippine Air Force-operated Bell UH-1H Huey-II

Reg: 22662

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Minor

3 Uninjured

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

18 April

El-Fasher

SUDAN

Sudan People’s Liberation Army –operated Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

5 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed. A bad month for the Sudanese military; two fatal accidents in less than a week.

21 April

Sikkim

INDIA

Indian Army-operated Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter

Helicopter crashed while on a routine training exercise.

4 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

23 April

Kabul

AFGHANISTAN

US Army-operated Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed after hitting a cable connecting two mountains.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

28 April

Monroeville AL

US Army – 1-14th AVN-operated Boeing AH-64D Apache

Reg: 98-5054

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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

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