An Air Evac Bell 206L-3 had to make a precautionary landing today after hitting a hawk while in flight. The crew were flying with a patient to Hillcrest hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma when the impact occurred. The hawk hit the tail section, embedding itself and created a noticeable dent in the airframe. The pilot elected [...]
I’ve been receiving tips about an incident at the Tooele Airport in Utah involving possibly a Bell 206. What I’ve read so far is that a pilot and instructor were practicing landings, possibly autos, when they came down hard (this is according to ksl.com.) The student was apparently at the controls at the time. The [...]
A 23-year-old pilot was saved recently in Bream Bay after quick thinking rescuers came to his aid. He was flying a Bell 206L3 over the bay when he ended up ditching after possible engine failure. Some people playing golf saw the helicopter flying low and then heard a loud bang, the aircraft splashed into the [...]
A NewsCenter 5 Bell 206L made an unexpected landing in the Boston Common earlier this evening. Initial reports described it as a hard landing and then an emergency landing but the news station that operates it now says it was precautionary. While the pilot and photographer were in flight, there was an alarm sound 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!
Three people were injured when they crash-landed onto a beach in Quebec today. There were five people on board at the time including scientists from the University of Quebec. They were surveying flood and high tide damage in the area. The extent of the injuries isn’t clear at this time and visibility was considered poor, [...]