Category Archives: Helicopter News

Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter crashes in South Bama

An Mi-35 helicopter operated by the Nigerian Air Force crashed due to a technical fault at a location South of Bama, in the North East state of Borno, Nigeria. The accident occurred on Monday whilst the 3 crew on-board were on a training mission.  It has been confirmed that one of the pilots has survived […]

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Careflight A109E crashes killing all on-board

A Tristate Careflight A109E medical helicopter has crashed early Thursday killing all crew onboard. The Careflight Agusta Westland A109E was intended to pick up a patient from Tucumcari but it crashed into a rocky hillside after departing from Santa Fe, killing the pilot, a registered nurse and a paramedic who were on board.     […]

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Fire-fighting Eurocopter Dauphin 2 crashes in South Korea

A equipeed for fire-fighting has crashed nearby an elementary school in the South Korean city of Gwangju, earlier today. All 5 persons on-board were killed and one high school student was injured by flying debris on the ground. Prior to the accident the aircraft was on a mission searching for any missing victims from April’s […]

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Helicopter crashes and 2 generals killed

On Monday, a  Z-9 helicopter crashed in a muddy pond south of the capital of Cambodia, killing 2 generals and 2 other pilots. They were conducting a training mission. The fifth person suffered serious injuries whom was seen jumping out of the helicopter as one of the rotor blades hit the bank of the pond. […]

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Mil-24 brought down by MANPAD in Ukraine

A Ukranian Air Force Mil-24 helicopter  was shot down last Saturday by the Militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).  Novorossiya news agency has stated that the helicopter was brought down by a MANPAD (Man-portable air-defence system) near the town of Snezhny in the Donetsk Region. On Saturday morning, DPR press service said that […]

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US Marine Corp CH-53k Heavy first flight delayed

The first flight of the new CH-53K heavy that is currently being developed for the US Marines has been delayed until the first half of next year, instead of the original date being the end of this year. The cause was mainly due to challenges encountered in changing the design of the transmission system and […]

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3 Chinese General Aviation Companies to acquire 123 Airbus Helicopters

A total of 123 Airbus helicopters have been purchased by 3 Chinese general aviation companies.  Fujian Xinmei General Aviation Co. (GAC) have signed a deal for 55 helicopters whilst, Guangdong Baiyun GAC will be purchasing 50 and another 18 helicopters will be purchased by Yunnan Fengxiang GAC. Of the 123 helicopters, most of them will […]

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Macedonia Mi-17B Police Helicopter crashes and kills all onboard

On Thurdsday night, an Mi-17B police helicopter was performing a flight training exercise near the southern town of Strumica where it crashed, killing all 4 on board. The crew were all pilots undergoing night flight training. Some of the pilots had more than 30 years of flying experience. An eyewitness said that the helicopter was […]

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Shell starts SAR Helicopter operations in Australia

A dedicated team of professional pilots, engineers, paramedics and crew will support the operations using the an EC225 SAR helicopter operated by CHC helicopters.  With the helicopter based at Broome International Airport, CHC will provide a 24 hour standby service and will be able to respond to any emergencies within 15 mins during the day […]

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NYPD helicopter close call with 2 drones

A New York Police Department helicopter was flying over the George Washington bridge on Monday, when two drones nearly collided with the helicopter. According to the police, they were flying around 2000 feet when the police had to take avoiding action to avoid a collision. It may seem that drones are harmless since they are […]

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