An OH-58A Kiowa operated by the Australian Army made a precautionary landing in a field yesterday. Preliminary reports say there was a possible problem with the engine but it isn’t clear if it was an actual failure or a warning light. There were two crew members and a passenger on board, nobody was injured. Another [...]
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 [...]
An $80 million dollar lawsuit has been filed against Bell helicopters, Rolls-Royce NA, Goodrich Pumps and Engine Control Systems, Unison and Honeywell by family members of US Army pilots killed last year in Iraq. Marcus Alford and Billie J Grinder died when their OH-58D Kiowa crashed on February 21st, 2010, while attempting to land about [...]
A pilot that stayed the night at a Holiday Express in Newport was taking off nearby when something came apart in spectacular fashion. I’m actually shocked to look at the picture knowing he escaped with minor injuries. So minor in fact, I’m reading that it was just a few scratches on the 21-year-old pilot’s arm. [...]
Some great footage of an OH-58 doing AG work.
POINT WASHINGTON – FLORIDA: At around 10:15 a.m. a caretaker for a home on Dog-Hobble Lane (hah) found a 15-year-old boy hiding in a bedroom closet. What was the boy doing? Apparently he was smoking cigarettes behind some of the hanging clothes. The caretaker bailed and called the Walton County Sheriffs. Meanwhile, the boy jumped [...]