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Accidents & Incidents 05.22.11 – 05.31.11

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Accident Insights

 Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

24 May

Lakeville MN

Scotts Helicopter Services Inc.-operated Bell 47G-3B-1

Reg: N96SH

Helicopter was returning from a morning spraying flight when it crashed into a lake

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

26 May

Newton KS

GM Leasing Co. LLC

Bell 206L-1 Long Ranger II

Reg: N1815

On a maintenance flight, helicopter made a crash landing.

2 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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27 May

Old Panama City FL

Bay County Sheriffs Office

Bell OH-58A-BF Kiowa

Reg: N82772

Helicopter crashed while taking off at an airport.

2 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

29 May

Ford Worth TX

Horizon Air Corp-operated Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil

Reg: N747CH

Helicopter crashed in a pasture and then burst into flames.

3 Minor

Aircraft was destroyed.

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General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

27 May

Trinity County CA

Brantly B2

Reg: N222DW

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

29 May

St. Lucie County FL

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office

Bell OH-58A-BF Kiowa

Reg: N911SL

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

23 May

Edmonton

CANADA

Delta Helicopters-operated Bell 206B JetRanger II

Reg: C-GGOZ

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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23 May

Norte de Santander

COLOMBIA

Aviheco-operated Bell 206L-3 Long Ranger III

Reg: HK-4448

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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24 May

Nordland County

NORWAY

Nordlandsfly AS-operated Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama

Reg: LN-ODD

Helicopter lost control at low altitude and crashed.

2 Minor

Helicopter was destroyed.

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27 May

Stavropol Territory

RUSSIA

Mil Mi-2

Reg: 3558

Helicopter crashed in the field after performing farm work.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

28 May

Stockholm

SWEDEN

ELA Aviación 07-R100 Cougar

Reg: SE-VR

Gyrocopter crashed into a wooded area

2 Fatal

Gyrocopter was destroyed.

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Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

26 May

Paktia province

AFGHANISTAN

ISAF-operated AH-64D attack helicopter

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

30 May

Baherestan area

IRAN

Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation-operated Bell AH-1J Cobra

Reg: 3-44

Helicopter crashed due to technical problems.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

30 May

Zabul Province

AFGHAISTAN

Australian Army Aviation Corps-operated Boeing CH-47D Chinook

Reg: A15-102

Helicopter crashed and caught fire while undertaking a re-supply mission.

1 Fatal

4 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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

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