Date:  March 10, 2017      Time: 1120
Location:  Istanbul, Turkey
Operator:  Swan Aviation
AC Type:  Sikorsky S-76C
Reg:  TC-HEZ         cn: 760717
Aboard:  7   Fatalities: 7  Ground: 0
Route:  Istanbul - Bozuyuk
Details:  The helicopter crashed on a highway after hitting a TV tower, six minutes after taking off. The helicopter was carrying an executive of the Eczacibasi group of companies, four of his Russian guests and two pilots.

Date:  March 5, 2017      Time: 1400
Location:  Shiojiri, Japan
Operator:  Nagano Air Rescue
AC Type:  Bell 412EP
Reg:  JA97NA       cn: 36135
Aboard:  9   Fatalities: 3    Ground: 0
Route:  Training
Details:  The rescue helicopter was found crashed and inverted on the eastern slopes of Mount Hachibuse. The helicopter carried 7 firefighters, the pilot and a mechanic. The helicopter was on a training flight.
Date:  February 21, 2017      Time: 0900
Location:  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Corporate Jet Centres PTY. LTD
AC Type:  Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Reg:  VH-ZCR      cn: BB1544
Aboard:  5    Fatalities: 5   Ground: 0
Route:  Melbourne - King Island
Details:  The charter flight was just seconds into it's flight when it was observed flying low, before it nose diving into a building at a shopping center and bursting into flames. The pilot made two mayday calls before the aircraft crashed. It is reported the plane suffered engine failure.

Date:  January 24, 2017      Time: 0610
Location:  Near Campo Felice, Italy
Operator:  Inaer Aviation
AC Type:  Agusta Westland AW139
Reg:  EC-KJT         cn: 31104
Aboard:  6    Fatalities: 6   Ground: 0
Route:  Rescue
Details:  The air ambulance helicopter was evacuating an injured skier when it fell from an altitude of 2,000 feet killing all 6 aboard.



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