Category Archives: Helicopter News

Mid-air collision between R44 and Cirrus SR22 leaves 3 dead

A collision between a Robinson R44 helicopter and a Cirrus SR22 airplane has left 3 dead and 2 injured on Thursday afternoon.  The crash occured at around 1530 near Frederick, Maryland whilst the Cirrus SR22 was enroute to Frederick Municipal Airport and the R44 aircraft was conducting a training excercise. Reports state that both aircrafts… Read More »

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Search for missing Mi-8 helicopter still ongoing

Following the loss of contact and subsequent disappearance of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter, the search and rescue operation has now entered its 11th day. Three helicopters and a plane have again been dispatched in the area of Tyvia, East Siberia to methodically search the area. In addition to the air operation, another thirteen teams on… Read More »

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Turkish S-70B military helicopter crashed

A Turkish military helicopter, S-70B, crashed after it has gone missing for a couple of hours on a routine flight to Konya. The helicopter took off from Izmit Cengiz Topel Airport on Sunday at noon. Soon after it disappeared from the military radar. Searches began for the helicopter & later discovered that the helicopter had… Read More »

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ISIS shoot down second Iraqi Helicopter

A helicopter belonging to the Iraqi army was shot down last Wednesday, killing the two pilots on board.  The Bell 407, which are mainly used for surveillance missions, was shot down by ISIS. Apparently a shoulder-fired missile was launched, bringing down the helicopter near an oil refinery, while the helicopter was on a surveillance mission… Read More »

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Sikorsky unveils the S-97 Raider

The new S-97 Raider has been revealed to the public on the night of 2nd October. It has the same technology as the X2 which broke all speed records reaching a stunning 260kts. The helicopter uses contra-rotating blades with a propeller at the back instead of a tail rotor; to help push the helicopter to… Read More »

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Swiss EC130 Eurocopter crashes

On Thursday 2nd October, an EC130 Eurocopter  operated by Swiss company Helilausanne, crashed just some hundreds of meters away from the airfield of Montbeliard, France.  The EC130 had taken off from a town on the eastern part of France, near the Swiss border. The helicopter managed to make a distress call before it crashed in… Read More »

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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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