Category Archives: Helicopter News

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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Saudis deploy 3 attack helicopter squadrons and 2000 soldiers near Iraq

Saudi Arabia has deployed 3 helicopter squadrons, a command operations centre and 2,000 troops along the Iraqi border. According to sources, the National Guard Ministry together with the Defense Ministry have been discussing a system in order to the reinforce the current military set-up along the 500 mile border with Iraq.  It was agreed that… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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.    … Read More »

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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… Read More »

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