|While carrying out an engine off landing at Clive
Barracks, Ternhill, Shropshire ZJ263 collided with ZJ259 from above and behind. The latter was just about to touch down. ZJ263 came to rest inverted and the instructor was killed. The other three crew members were
|During a nigh time landing at a makeshift landing zone 20km north of Al-Amarahin south-eastern Iraq it ran into a string of six bombs hung on fishing wire Four bombs exploded unleashing a hail of 20mm ball-bearings which riddled the fuselage. The plane was transporting 58 soldiers to Maysan province where British troops were deployed on long range patrols in the area bordering Iran. Amazingly only two soldiers were
injured. The site was secured and after a thorough assessment of the damage it was concluded that the aircraft could not be recovered without exposing personnel to undue risk due to enemy activity in the area. The aircraft was therefore destroyed by British forces to prevent sensitive equipment getting into the hands of insurgents.
A second Hercules landed to extricate the crew, the injured and others. The site was still being cleared and this
second aircraft suffered damage to all tyres and the underside of the aircraft when it struck debris, but was able to take off
|Crashed into a field close to Lismore housing estate in Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Northen Ireland. It rolled onto its side snapping off the tail. The two crew and four police officers on board were injured. The wreckage was dumped at Yeovilton during August
|XW211 was part of a three ship formation and had landed and off loaded its troops near Taji an area north of Baghdad, Iraq. XW218 came in too close and their main rotors meshed together throwing debris all around and severing the tail boom of XW218. It then rolled over and came to rest on its right hand side trapping three crew, two of which were killed. XW211 remained upright but suffered severe damage. The airframe of XW218 arrived at Shawbury on 5th March 2008. XW211 arrived at Benson for repair in December 2008.
Also see 05/07/2011 incident
|Crashed onto the airfield at Mona, Anglesey shortly after take off from nearby Valley on a weather reconnaissance sortie.
The pilot ejected safely after loss of control due to an error on his part but was not seriously injured
onto open land on Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire and broke into
three. Two crewmen and one passenger were killed and the other nine on board were injured
a heavy landing in Afghanistan and was blown up by coalition forces as the aircraft could not
be repaired on site
a hard landing and was written off in the ensuring fire 5 miles north of
Belize airport at Ladyville. All of the crew survived but some were
|The Puma was part of a mixed formation that was tasked to drop troops near a suspected target in Iraq. It struck the ground hard during a vertical descent while in a dust cloud created by its own downdraft. It then began to move forward and rock from side to side so the pilot elected to take off. While in the dust cloud he became disorientated and the rotors struck the ground while in a right hand turn. The helicopter struck the ground and rolled onto its right hand side and quickly caught fire. Within four minutes it was engulfed by flames which also set off ammunition on board. The three crew members and all but two of the troops were able to evacuate, although some were seriously hurt. The two trapped in the wreckage were later found dead by the rescue crews