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NTSB Preliminary Report: Ponca City, OK

Location:

Ponca City, OK

Accident Number:

CEN19LA068

Date & Time:

01/11/20191145 CST

Registration:

N346AE

Aircraft:

AEROSPATIALE AS350

Injuries:

2 None

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning

On January11, 2019, about 1145 central standard time, an Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 helicopter, N346AE, sustained substantial damage during a dynamic rollover during landing at the Ponca City Regional Airport (PNC). The pilot and passenger were not injured. The helicopter received damage to the rotor blades, fuselage and tail boom. The aircraft was registered to and operated by Air Evac EMS, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Ponca City Hospital about 1141.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

AEROSPATIALE

Registration:

N346AE

Model/Series:

AS350 B2

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

Air Evac Ems Inc

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

On-demand Air Taxi (135)

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

 

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation:

PNC, 1008 ft msl

Observation Time:

1742 UTC

Distance from Accident Site:

0 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

4°C / 2°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Unknown

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

12 knots / 130°

Lowest Ceiling:

Broken / 900 ft agl

Visibility

4 Miles

Altimeter Setting:

30.01 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

Company VFR

Departure Point:

Ponca City, OK

Destination:

Ponca City, OK (PNC)

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

2 None

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

2 None

Latitude, Longitude:

36.725278, -97.101944

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

John M Brannen

Additional Participating Persons:

Jeff Jennings; FAA - Will Rogers FSDO; Oklahoma City, OK

Note:

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this accident.






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