A helicopter contracted to Wilson Construction crashed around 2:30 p.m. today in Elverta, California. Two people were onboard, a male pilot and female passenger. The pilot received minor to moderate injuries and the passenger was seriously injured. One news outlet is reporting that the passenger was an employee of the construction firm. I’m glad neither [...]
Tuna boat work in a 369 Thanks to Joe for the tip!
A man was hospitalized this afternoon after he crashed what looks to be a Hughes 269. He was landing to refuel at the Lakeview airport in Michigan when he apparently hit the building. The pilot is listed in fair condition and was the only one on board. There is no further information available yet. Update: [...]
A Hughes 500 had to make a forced landing today near Hollister, California. There were four on board including two children when they smelled smoke around 2:15 p.m. They were at 1,000 feet at the time and began looking for a place to land. They found an open field near Cienega Road and Airline Highway. [...]
A South Korean Army Hughes 500D crashed Wednesday night killing the two people on board. Reports are that it was an instrument training flight that started around 7:10 p.m. from the Deokso base in Namyangju. They made two landings and during the third flight it crashed due to unknown circumstances around 8:30 p.m. in a [...]
PJ Helicopters, located in Red Bluff, California, recently did some line work in the Orinda hills. They were featured in a quick story done by ABC 7 which I stumbled on while looking for an article on KGO’s forced landing. This company operates a fleet of 13 aircraft, including four Hughes 500s, offering a variety [...]