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Apr
24
2017

NTSB Report Released: Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom

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On March 29, 2017, about 1500 coordinated universal time, an Aerospatiale AS355 F1 helicopter, G-OHCP, collided with Rhinog Fawr mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom. The pilot and four passengers were fatally injured.

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Apr
24
2017

NTSB Report Released: Reefton, West Coast, New Zealand

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On March 27, 2017, about 0345 Universal Time, a Robinson R22, New Zealand registration ZK-IHA, impacted forested terrain about 5.5 miles north of Reefton, West Coast. The pilot, the sole occupant was fatally injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. It was reported that the purpose of the flight was a private hunting flight.

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Apr
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Blacksod Bay, Ireland

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On March 14, 2017, about 1719 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, Irish registration EI-ICR, crashed offshore near Blackrock Island West of Blacksod Bay, Ireland. There were 4 occupants. The pilot was fatally injured and 3 crewmembers are presumed fatal. The flight originated from Dublin, Ireland, and was enroute to Blacksod Bay Helipad Co. Mayo, Ireland.

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Mar
30
2017

NTSB Report Released: San Juan, PR

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On February 21, 2017, about 1015 Atlantic Standard Time, an Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS 350 B3, N413LP, operated by the commercial pilot, was substantially damaged during a practice autorotation at Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (TJIG), San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight instructor and commercial pilot were not injured. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from TJIG about 0830.

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Mar
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Mexicali, Mexico

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On March 13, 2017, about 1600 hours pacific daylight time, a MD Helicopters model 369FF single-engine helicopter, serial number 0079FF, Mexican registration XC-PEP, collided with high-voltage power lines while maneuvering near Mexicali, Mexico. The pilot and 4 passengers were fatally injured. The local flight departed General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport (MMML), near Mexicali, Mexico.

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Mar
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Figeac, France

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On March 15, 2017, about 2100 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Bell 206 helicopter, F-GPPH, impacted terrain near Figeac, France. The pilot was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The flight originated from Poiters Biard (LFBI), France, and was en route to Mouret, France.

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Mar
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Istanbul, Turkey

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On March 10, 2017, at 0821 coordinated universal time, a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter, Turkish registration TC-HEZ, was destroyed shortly after takeoff from the Istanbul Ataturk Airport (LTBA), Istanbul, Turkey. The two pilots and the five passengers were fatally injured. The flight was destined for Bozoyuk, Turkey.

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Mar
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Carlingford, Ireland

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On March 12, 2017, about 1715 coordinated universal time (UTC), a Robinson Helicopter Company Inc. R44 II helicopter, G-DORM, was destroyed when it impacted terrain during an approach to landing near Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland. The pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries.

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Mar
23
2017

NTSB Report Released: Chalmers, IN

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On March 14, 2017, at 1546 eastern daylight time, an MD Helicopters 369FF helicopter, N530KD, impacted terrain during a power line construction flight. The pilot was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to Robin M Rogers and operated by Rogers Helicopters, Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as an external load operation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed.

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Mar
21
2017

NTSB Report Released: Guam

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On February 22, 2017, about 1325 local time, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-369A helicopter, N805LA, was substantially damaged during an autorotation to the Pacific Ocean in international waters near Guam. The commercial pilot and the aerial observer were both seriously injured. The aerial observation flight was conducted during daylight visual meteorological conditions.

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Mar
21
2017

NTSB Report Released: Chauvin, LA

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On February 27, 2017, approximately 1033 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N1371, owned by GM Leasing of Broussard, Louisiana, and operated by Westwind Helicopters of Santa Fe, Texas, was destroyed when it impacted marshy water about 15 miles southwest of its home base of Houma, Louisiana (HUM). The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area and a company flight following plan (via Sky Connect) was activated. The repositioning flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated from Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil platform South Timbalier (ST37) at 1014.

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Mar
20
2017

NTSB Report Released: Archer City, TX

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On February 9, 2017, about 1430 central standard time, a Bell – Transworld Helicopter 47D1, N2875F, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing to a field near Archer City, Texas. The pilot received serious injuries. The helicopter was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed from the pilot's ranch near Holliday, Texas, about 1420.

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Mar
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: Firebaugh, CA

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On March 1, 2017, about 1030 Pacific standard time, a Bell 206B, N211CS, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Firebaugh, California. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the helicopter, was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by West Valley Aviation Inc., under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local aerial application flight, which originated from a nearby staging area about 1 minute prior to the accident.

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Mar
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: Holbrook, AZ

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On February 18, 2017, about 0800 mountain standard time, a Robinson R22 Beta, N7095A, landed hard in an open field near Holbrook, Arizona, after the pilot experienced a loss of helicopter control while maneuvering. The private pilot/owner operated the helicopter as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot and one passenger were not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed from a private residence about 0715 the morning of the accident.

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Mar
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: Shreveport, LA

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On February 15, 2017, about 0025 central standard time, a Bell 429 helicopter, N598PB, impacted terrain and water at Wallace Lake near Shreveport, Louisiana. The private rated pilot and passenger were both fatally injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Instrument metrological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight originated from a field in Bossier City, Louisiana, about 0015 and was en route to Center Municipal Airport (F17), Center, Texas.

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Mar
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Galveston, TX

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On February 6, 2017, about 1906 central standard time, a Bell 206B-III, N978RH, impacted the waters of West Bay 8 miles west of Galveston, Texas. One passenger was fatally injured. The pilot and a second passenger were seriously injured. The helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Republic Helicopters, Santa Fe, Texas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 as a non-scheduled domestic passenger flight. Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed at the time of the accident. Company flight following was being utilized. The flight originated from the oil tanker Eagle Vancouver, anchored in Galveston Bay, at 1837, and was en route to Republic Helicopters heliport (2TE1), in Santa Fe.

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Feb
27
2017

NTSB Report Released: Beattyville, KY

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On February 7, 2017, about 0520 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC 135 P2+, N135LG, was substantially damaged following a hard landing and dynamic roll over near Beattyville, Kentucky. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter departed from the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Airport (IOB), Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and was destined for an emergency medical service heliport located near St. Helens, Kentucky. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the emergency air medical flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135.

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Feb
07
2017

NTSB Report Released: Sioux Falls, SD

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On January 26, 2017, about 2145 central standard time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopter, N911MK, experienced an inflight engine fire and made an emergency landing at Joe Foss Field Airport (FSD), Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The airline transport rated pilot and two crewmembers were not injured. The helicopter sustained minor damage. The helicopter was registered to Avera McKennan and operated by MRIS, LLC., doing business as Avera McKennan Careflight, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an air medical flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the incident and a company visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed. The helicopter departed McKennan Hospital Heliport (2SD1), Sioux Falls, at 2128 and was en route to Douglas County Memorial Hospital Heliport (08SD), Armour, South Dakota.

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Jan
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: San Pedro, CA

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On January 4, 2017, about 1735 Pacific standard time, a Robinson R22, N702JJ, collided with the water near San Pedro, California. JJ Helicopters was operating the helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The local photography flight departed Torrance Municipal Airport, Torrance, California, about 1635 PST. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Jan
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Mt. Baldy, CA

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On December 29, 2016, at 1131 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N324RS, landed hard near the peak of Mount Baldy, in San Bernardino County, California. The helicopter was registered to November Alpha LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries, and the three passengers were not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The personal flight departed Fullerton Municipal Airport, Fullerton, California at 1100 with a planned destination of Mount Baldy. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Dec
16
2016

NTSB Report Released: Sacramento, CA

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On December 4, 2016, about 2100 Pacific standard time, a Bell OH-58A helicopter, N916PD, sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer during a flight near Sacramento, California. The helicopter was registered and operated by the City of Sacramento as a public aircraft. The commercial pilot and observer, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, that departed McClellan Airfield, Sacramento, California, about 1920.

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Dec
14
2016

NTSB Report Released: Tynan, TX

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On December 10, 2016, about 1100 central standard time, a Hiller OH-23B helicopter, N5776, impacted terrain during a practice autorotation near Tynan, Texas. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed due to a post-impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Tynan Flyers, LLC, Tynan, Texas, and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed a private residence at an unknown time.

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Dec
14
2016

NTSB Report Released: Unalaska, AK

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On December 2, 2016, about 1200 Alaska standard time, a Robinson R-22 Beta helicopter, N7085K, collided with remote snow-covered terrain while landing, about 10 miles southwest of Unalaska, Alaska. The commercial pilot sustained no injury, the passenger sustained minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Bering Pacific Ranches Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Deteriorating visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Unalaska Airport, Unalaska, about 1100.

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Nov
30
2016

NTSB Report Released: Pukoo, HI

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On November 15, 2016, about 1841 Hawaii standard time, a turbine-powered Hughes 369D (500D) helicopter, N81GG, was destroyed after impacting mountainous tree-covered terrain about 1-mile north of Pukoo, Hawaii. The certificated airline transport pilot and the sole passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to the pilot and operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed. At the time of the accident, dark night, visual meteorological conditions prevailed with localized reports of low visibility with heavy rain showers. The flight departed the Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, at 1756, destined for a private residence near Pukoo, located on the Island of Molokai.

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Nov
09
2016

NTSB Report Released: Starbuck, WA

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On October 28, 2016, about 1240 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Eurocopter S.N.I.A.S. AS350B, N369BD, during an agricultural application flight the helicopter lost engine power and during the autorotation landed hard near Starbuck, Washington. The helicopter was registered to a private individual and operated by Leading Edge Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The agricultural application flight departed at 1137 from a location near the accident site. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Nov
09
2016

NTSB Report Released: Cameron, NC

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On November 1, 2016, about 1130 eastern daylight time, a Bell OH-58C, N139RD, operated by Helicopter Applicators Inc., was substantially damaged following a tailboom separation during the initial climb after takeoff in Cameron, North Carolina. The commercial pilot incurred minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the planned local aerial application flight. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137.

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Oct
24
2016

NTSB Report Released: Caldwell, ID

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On October 19, 2016, about 0910 mountain daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Gray Jim Robert Exec 90 helicopter, N716JB, was substantially damaged following a forced landing after experiencing a loss of engine power at the Caldwell Industrial Airport (EUL), Caldwell, Idaho. The private pilot and registered owner of the helicopter were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was being conducted in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The proposed local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

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Oct
20
2016

NTSB Report Released: Waimea, HI

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On October 4, 2016, about 0910 Hawaiian standard time, a McDonnell Douglas Helicopter (MDHI) 369E N311VT, sustained substantial damage to the main rotor during initial climb from a remote location at Kohala Mountains near Waimea, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and 2 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by Volcano Helicopters Inc. under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated on a company flight plan.

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Oct
18
2016

NTSB Report Released: Gila Bend, AZ

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On October 5, 2016, about 0915 mountain standard time, a Bell UH-1H, N175SF, rolled over during a precautionary landing near Gila Bend, Arizona. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Farm Ag Enterprises, as an aerial application flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137. The commercial pilot was not injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The local flight departed a private airstrip about two hours prior. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Oct
18
2016

NTSB Report Released: Lino Lakes, MN

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On October 6, 2016, about 1645 central daylight time, a Fairchild Hiller FH 1100 helicopter, N4035G, impacted terrain during an in-flight breakup and collision with terrain while maneuvering near Lino Lakes, Minnesota. The cockpit and cabin areas were consumed by a post-crash fire. The airline transport pilot and his passenger sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was destroyed during the impact and fire. The helicopter was registered to Helicopter Connection LLC. and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which did not operate on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE), near Minneapolis, Minnesota, about 1620.

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