The pilot has his life-raft close to hand and his survival suit was on when the helicopter hit the water.He was rescued by a coast guard vessel, surviving approximately 32 hours on the ice floe.The helicopter was ferried to Kassel/Calden Airport by means of truck--- Hughes 369 crashed into a vineyard between Zeltingen-Rachtig and Graach, near Bernkastel-Wehlen, Rheinland-Pfalz, W Germany, whilst on spraying duty.According to an eyewitness the helicopter lost power before crashing into the vineyard, an investigation--- Privately owned Hughes 369E suffered severe damage to its rotorblades at Grenchen Airfield, Switzerland, when at least one rotorblade hit the tail-rotor due to heavy downwash from nearby taking-off Eurocopter EC135 "HB-ZJE"--- At least one police officer has been killed and four others injured after an AS332L1 collided with an EC155B at the famous "Maifeld" during a police exercise near the Berlin's Olympic Stadium, Berlin, NE Germany.
group of five helicopters were used for a vacation in Sweden and Norway.After landing on a ski run the helicopter suddenly started to glide downwards the slope and came to rest about 30 metres from the landing site after crashing into a parked motor sledge. (rashed at Landshut/Ellermühle Airfield, Bavaria, S Germany, after a main rotorblade hit the ground whilst hovering at the airfield on departure to Mühldorf Airfield.Luckily the 73-year-old pilot suffered no injuries in the accident.The investigating AIBN is of the opinion that the observed loss of engine power most probably was caused by carburetor icing.--- At local time an Eurocopter EC135T2 "Pirol" of the German Federal Police crashed on a field close to highway A7 near Bimöhlen, 4kms E of Bad Bramstedt, Kreis Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, N Germany, and was completely destroyed by the impact.
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(crashed into a wooded area close to Kreisstrasse 5933 near Neuhausen ob Eck, Baden-Württemberg, SW Germany, whilst on a flight from Donaueschingen Airfield.According to radar images the helicopter suddenly went into a steep decent until disappearing from the radar.The 48-year-old flight instructor and the pilot in training were both killed in the accident.(--- Sikorsky S76 suffered damage to its main rotorblades during take-off at Porta Westfalica Airfield, W Germany, when hitting a nearby fence.All 5 on board o.k, whilst trying to take-off for a flight to Rechlin/Lärz Airport.
The accident occured on the ground shortly after increasing the collective pitch to 17 inch, when suddenly the helicopter suffered a dynamic rollover.
According to news report on "Bayerischer Rundfunk" the helicopter turned on its side shortly after touching down at Sendelbach Airfield, causing extensive damage to the helicopter.
The 45-year-old pilot and the 65-year-old teacher luckily suffered only minor injuries.
More than 400 police personnel were conducting an operation at the stadium to deal with football hooligans when the accident occured.
The two helicopters collided as the last from a total of three helicopters approached for landing and skid when being hit by a truck while parked on the platform at its homebase Fresach/Freizeitpark Millstättersee Heliport, Austria.