(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.
At Vikory on the south side of Sognefjorden the helicopters were heading SE and climbed to fly over a mountain range.--- Schweizer 269C was damaged beyond repair at Ebern/Sendelbach Airfield, Lkr.Haßberge, N Bavaria, Germany, whilst on a training flight.(1k., dmg) --- Robinson R22 Beta suffered a loss of engine power whilst on a flight from Wiedergeltingen to Jungholz and was badly damaged in an emergency landing at Mt. The helicopter landed hard with its right skid and was damaged beyond repair.63-year-old pilot o.k., 1 passenger on board minor injured--- MBB BK117 of DRF - Luftrettung operating as Air Ambulance 02 from Güttin auf Rügen Airfield crashed into the Baltic Sea about 2 kms off the coast from Darßer Ort, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, NE Germany, while on a training mission.
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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.All four rotorblades including the rotorhead had to be changed, causing a total damage of 600.000 €. (s-dmg)--- According to a news report on "BILD" an Eurocopter EC135 operated as "Christoph 10" by ADAC Luftrettung Gmb H hit a powerline whilst enroute near Karden, W Germany. The helicopter landed safely after the incident--- Bell 212 crashed in the middle of the Gabonese rainforest at Echira near Ibega, about 2 flying hours from Port Gentil, Gabon, when the water-bucket external load in long line operation collided in flight with high standing tree tops.--- MBB BO105 of Heli Service Int'l Gmb H was badly damaged in a forced landing due to low visibility in bad weather about 4NM from Neumayer III Station, Antartica, causing structural damage to the cell.At an altitude of about 3.800ft the R22 levelled off and the engine gradually lost power.
The helicopter was badly damaged in a subsequent emergency landing.
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.
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.