Category Archives: Helicopter News

AS350 crash landed in province of Rieti

A tragedy occured today in the province of Rieti, Italy. An AS350 from the regional firefighters fell out of the sky near the Lake of Salto. The pilot and one of the technicians, unfortunately, died on impact. The third one was transported to a hospital after sustaining grievous injuries. The flight was a training and […]

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Crop Spraying AB206 sustains engine failure

An AB206 pilot managed to land his helicopter after he experienced an engine failure while crop spraying. The incident happened in Lincoln near Highway 2 on Yankee Hill Road. The helicopter sustained heavy damage after the helicopter landed in the bean field. The tail boom broke off possibly while performing a low autorotation. Al Curnan […]

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Indian Air Force helicopter crashes in Northern India

An HAL Dhruv helicopter operated by the Indian Air Force has crashed in Northern India on Friday.  All 7 personnel on-board have lost their lives in the crash. A “May Day” distress message was transmitted by the crew soon after take off and radar contact as well as radio communications was lost soon after.  The helicopter […]

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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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