Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a Robinson R22 with only the pilot on board was seriously damaged at the Hillsboro airport. When firefighters arrived the pilot was already out of the aircraft, having suffered minor injuries. News outlets have been reporting that the helicopter lost one of its rotors but I’ve received several anonymous tips [...]
Earlier today a Singapore Air Force Apache AH-64 helicopter had a serious hard landing in an open field, losing the tail section. A witness stated that they saw the aircraft circle the field before coming down very quickly. The impact broke the tail section off and he saw the pilots get out and inspect the [...]
This is a followup to a story previously covered here: Pre-flight Uncovers Bullet Hole Michael Patrick McMichael (parents were real fans of the name Michael?) is in Oklahoma County jail today after being arrested for the June shooting of one of Oklahoma police’s two helicopters. The 18-year-old’s bail has been set at $10,000 for assault [...]
It looks like Lyn finally got one of his “day in the life” type of productions together. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this. What do you guys think? I’ll add part 2 whenever it becomes available.
An unusual incident happened at the Ardmore Airport in New Zealand over the weekend. A pilot and his passenger were doing a photography flight in a Schweizer 269C-1 when apparently the throttle became stuck. They flew over to the airport and radioed that they were having this issue. Eight fire trucks showed up and the [...]
A police trainee and instructor suffered a hard landing in Covington, Georgia during a re-certification flight Friday afternoon. The aircraft involved was one of two Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopters the DeKalb County police force operate. The civilian instructor suffered lacerations to one of his legs but the police pilot did not have any visible injuries. Both [...]