--- 269C suffered an inflight engine failure with a total loss of engine power whilst on aerial photography duty.The pilot managed to autorotate the helicopter on a field at Delitzsch, Saxonia, E Germany, however the helicopter rolled to the side and suffered significant damaged. --- Russian helicopter pilot Sergey Ananov was on a solo around-the-world-flight and halfway between Iqualuit and Nuuk when his R22 ditched in the Davis Strait.(crashed into a wooded area close to Kreisstrasse 5933 near Neuhausen ob Eck, Baden-Württemberg, SW Germany, whilst on a flight from Donaueschingen Airfield.
(1 inj., w/o) --- 18 helicopters participating on a private fly-in at Hotel Weißer Bär at Mülheim an der Mosel, 10kms ESE of Wittlich, Rheinland-Pfalz, W Germany, were hit by an extreme hailstorm with tennis-ball size hailstones.All helicopters present were substantially damaged and had to depart the event by means of truck.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.The cause of the crash was reportedly a mechanical failure.
(w/o) --- MBB BK117B2 in service as Christoph 53 was damaged at its base Mannheim/Neuostheim Airport by severe weather when the helicopter was blown from its ground handling platform by heavy winds. (dmg)--- AS350B2 Ecureuil suffered an aerial electrical cable collision following water discharge during fire-fighting operations.
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.
After taking off from Forde Airport, they flew south towards Arnafjorden at an altitude of about 3.000ft.
At Vikory on the south side of Sognefjorden the helicopters were heading SE and climbed to fly over a mountain range.
The 48-year-old flight instructor and the pilot in training were both killed in the accident.