A Schweizer 269D operated by the San Antonio police department radioed a mayday around 7:15 p.m. Thursday night. The helicopter’s pilot and passenger were headed to the northern part of the city when they experienced an engine failure near highway 281. They were able to land the 3-year-old helicopter successfully and nobody was injured during [...]
Unconfirmed reports are coming in that a medical helicopter based at Weyers Cave in Virginia has had a mid-air collision with a small plane. The helicopter was able to land but the plane crashed. A piece of the plane’s wing was found in a pond near the 800 block of Weyers Cave Road. No further [...]
An Oklahoma City rancher spotted a calf trapped on a frozen pond yesterday and alerted his local news station. He knew that an animal trapped on the ice had been saved by helicopter before and that’s exactly what happened this time. The pilot, Mason Dunn, showed up on scene in the 1999 Bell 407 and [...]
**Sorry for the break everyone, I’ve been out of town** A Eurocopter AS332 L2 ditched in Northern Hong Kong recently after what is being reported as a single engine failure. The Super Puma is operated by the HK Government Flying Services and was involved in helping with the aftermath of a wildfire. Some news outlets [...]
Earlier today a Cougar S-92 helicopter took off with oil rig workers from the Henry Goodrich stationed off Newfoundland. When they got to an altitude of about 150 meters the pilot elected to turn back and land due to a high amount of vibration. They were able to successfully land back on the rig and [...]
Although this isn’t the first time this has happened, it is nonetheless always interesting to watch. The two deer were trapped on the Mississippi river for several days before someone from Helicopters Inc showed up in a 206 and blew one to shore. Nice job by the pilot. Thanks to Justin for the tip!