Category Archives: Helicopter News

Egyptian reconnaissance helicopter crashes killing 6 crew

An Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman has announced that there has been a helicopter crash near Kom Oshim Military Airport in Fayoum.  The reconnaissance helicopter suffered a technical failure and as a result crashed, killing six servicemen and wounding one. Until now the exact cause is unknown and the Ministry of Defense has ordered an immediate… Read More »

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US to deliver AH-64 Apache helicopters to Egypt

In an effort to support Cairo’s counter-terrorism efforts, the U.S Secretary of Defence has confirmed that the US have plans to deliver 10 Apache AH-64 helicopters. Following suspension of US military aid to Egypt in 2013 due to democratic reforms, last April this hold has been lifted and $1.3bn worth of military aid are now… Read More »

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Bell 206 Jet Ranger crashes near Flamborough, UK

A private charter Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter has crashed near Flamborough, off the coast of Yorkshire in the UK.  The accident that occured at around 1.40 pm Tuesday prompted a major search and rescue mission and the bodies were later recovered around 5 pm. Unfortunately both crew members were found dead.   Passers by… Read More »

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London A109E crash report published

The AAIB published a report regarding the crash of an A109E that crashed on 16 January 2013. The helicopter hit a crane on a building under construction that day, crashing in a street at Vauxhall, near the River Thames. The pilot was flying in VFR when at a certain point was unable to stay clear… Read More »

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France halts Mistral delivery

France has stopped the delivery of the Mistral helicopter navy assault carriers to Russia. The president of France has blamed Moscow’s actions in Ukraine occurred in the last few days. The first helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, was due to be delivered by late October.  The second one would have been delivered to Russia the year… Read More »

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Marine Corps CH53 crashes in the Gulf of Aden

Yesterday, while coming back from a training mission ashore near Djibouti, a US Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea. The helicopter was carrying a total of 17 Marines and 8 Navy Sailors. They were all recovered aboard the USS Mesa Verde with three individuals suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The cause of… Read More »

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Engine Failure the cause of Jet Ranger crash back in October

On 4 October 2013 a Bell 206 helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, forcing the pilot to perform an auto-rotation.  The 61 year old pilot survived the crash and now an official report has been compiled. The AAIB have determined that the cause of the crash was due to engine failure caused by a… Read More »

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Rebels open fire on MEDEVAC Helicopter

Late Thursday pro Russian rebels opened fire on an MI-8 MEDEVAC helicopter. The MI-8 medical helicopter was damaged through the attack and this forced the crew to perform a emergency landing.  Three crew members were injured and were subsequently taken to a hospital in territory controlled by the government  The incident occurred close to Lugansk airport in… Read More »

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PAF Sokol Helicopter crash lands in Marawi City

One of eight PZL W-3A Sokol helicopters ordered from Poland and operated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has crash landed in Marawi City shortly after take-off on Thursday. According to Brig. Gen. Gerardo Barrientos Jr, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Division, the incident occurred at around 1426 at the 103rd Brigade’s Camp… Read More »

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Tunisia to purchase UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Following the approval from President Barrack Obama’s administration, it is expected that congress will also approve a request put in by the Tunisian military for the purchase U.S. military helicopters. At an estimated cost of $700 million, Tunisia will receive 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has said that this project… Read More »

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