Despite some articles stating it was a two seat helicopter, it’s obvious from the picture that it is an R-44. Anyways, here’s the story: An R-44 operated by the El Monte police department was flying near Baldwin park when a bird smashed through the canopy, hitting the pilot. Despite being hit in the face with [...]
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Around 12:30 p.m. today an AirMed (407?) responded to a roll-over accident where the driver had fallen asleep. While landing at the scene the helicopter’s tail rotor made contact with a road sign. The pilot managed to remain in control and put it down without causing any injuries. Witnesses stated that after it made contact [...]
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A 1998 AS355 F2 piloted and owned by Steve Daiagi encountered poor weather conditions on Sunday afternoon so he elected to land behind someone’s house. The homeowners saw the white helicopter circle over their backyard and then land. Soon after it took off again and landed a little closer. They did what every homeowner should [...]
Around 1:30 p.m. today a helicopter slinging trees at the Noble Mountain Tree Farm reportedly crashed. An official from the farm said the helicopter was moving bundled trees to the transport trucks when the incident occurred. The pilot was taken by ambulance to an HEMS helicopter with unknown injuries. No word yet on who the [...]