A Fort Bragg based OH-58D Kiowa helicopter had a hard landing yesterday near Lindon in North Carolina. The incident took place around 2 p.m. and a mechanical failure is being blamed. Although engine failure hasn’t been specifically mentioned, this sure looks like a forced auto-rotation to me. One witness was quoted as saying the engine [...]
A Culpeper County man is lucky to have walked away uninjured after his Hiller UH-12E crashed in a field in Virginia last Friday. The pilot, Gene Kritter, said that a problem developed while he was flying from his home to a nearby farm to pick up fertilizer. It started when the aircraft’s engine began to [...]
An Enstrom 280FX with one person on board suffered unknown engine problems on Sunday, forcing the pilot to ditch. The incident took place about 20 miles offshore of Miami, near Bimini Island. A private vessel was first on the scene followed by an MH-65 Dolphin. The male pilot was taken to shore on the Coast [...]
I didn’t think it was possible, but, here is a heli ride I’d have to turn down. It’s one thing when you are risking your own life but bringing along passengers is inexcusable. Enjoy… Thanks to Brett for the tip!
A Super Puma AS332 experienced a double engine failure at 5,000′ recently while transporting Chancellor Merkel in Germany. The helicopter was ferrying her to campaign events when things got interesting. By remaining calm, and following the checklist, the pilots were able to restart both engines only 1,000′ from the ground. According to a few articles [...]
A person called 911 when their neighbor tried to land an R44 on the roof of his or her home that was under construction. The incident took place on Sunday in Rockport, Massachusetts. The pilot closed in on their home and made contact with the roof. The home was not designed with any sort of [...]