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Oct
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Sardis, GA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 17, 2019, about 1230 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44, N827JE, operated by Rowland Air Chem LLC, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Sardis, Georgia. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departing a staging area in Sardis, Georgia, about 1220.

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Sep
23
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Montrose, CO

Posted by jhadmin

On August 20, 2019, about 1030 mountain daylight time, a Bell 47G-3B-1, N1170W, lost engine power during aerial application near Montrose, Colorado. The commercial pilot was seriously injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom and fuselage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Olathe Spray Service, Inc., Olathe, Colorado, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site and at the time of the accident, and no visual flight rules flight plan had been filed for the local flight.

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Sep
23
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: North Las Vegas, NV

Posted by jhadmin

On August 27, 2019, about 1716 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 47G-4A helicopter, N6064H, collided with a fuel support trailer and rolled onto its left side at North Las Vegas airport, North Las Vegas, Nevada. The private pilot and pilot-rated-passenger were not injured. The helicopter received substantial damage to the main rotor, tail rotor, and fuselage. The helicopter was registered to the pilot who was operating it as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

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Sep
23
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: WALKERTON, IN

Posted by jhadmin

On September 9, 2019, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206 helicopter, N19TV, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Walkerton, Indiana. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Abbett Farms LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated without a flight plan.

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Jul
17
2019

NTSB Final Report: Pomeroy, WA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 27, 2018, about 1534 Pacific Standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N369TH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain about 10 miles northwest of Pomeroy, Washington. The commercial pilot and one crewmember were seriously injured, and the second crewmember was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to McCall Helicopters Inc, and was being operated by Kiwi Air, doing business as Hells Canyon Helicopters, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the wildlife capture flight that originated from a nearby staging area.

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May
21
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Oakridge, OR

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On April 26, 2019, about 0700 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 206B, N206JH, struck trees during a forced landing in Oakridge, Oregon. The commercial pilot was not injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wilbur Ellis Company under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed from a remote landing spot in Oakridge at 0642.

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May
21
2019

NTSB Factual Report: Juneau, AK

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The helicopter pilot reported that, on the second landing on a "ridge/saddle," while dropping off passengers for recreational skiing. The tail rotor contacted a higher spot of snow-covered terrain.

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Feb
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The helicopter was departing from a rooftop helipad, and the flight instructor noticed that, during the initial climb, as the helicopter crossed over the rooftop edge, the low rotor rpm horn and light activated. The helicopter then began to descend. The flight instructor lowered the collective and attempted twice to increase the throttle, but his actions did not stop the descent. Subsequently, he performed an autorotation to a street below the helipad and landed hard, resulting in substantial damage to the tail rotor and tailboom.

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Feb
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Belen, NM

Posted by jhadmin

On January 11, 2019, about 1440 mountain standard time, a Bell 47G-2 helicopter, N3755Z, collided with terrain while maneuvering near Belen, New Mexico. The pilot and passenger were not injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was owned by the pilot and operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that departed Belen Regional Airport (BRG), near Belen, New Mexico, about 1400.

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Oct
15
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Electra, TX

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The commercial pilot was flying his company's helicopter during a low-altitude cattle herding flight. A witness saw the helicopter maneuvering over power lines; it subsequently descended in a nose-low attitude to ground contact and was consumed by postcrash fire. Both the power lines above the helicopter wreckage and the helicopter itself exhibited damage consistent with in-flight contact with the lines. An onscene examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the helicopter.

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Oct
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Granada Hills, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 15, 2018, about 1233 Pacific daylight time, a Schweizer 300CBi helicopter, N2128T, sustained substantial damage when it landed hard following a partial power landing on a golf course in Granada Hills, California. The flight instructor and the student pilot were uninjured. The helicopter was registered to Charlie Papa, LLC., and operated by Group 3 Aviation, Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from Van Nuys Airport (VNY), Van Nuys, California, about 1215 and was destined for the Piru, California area.

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Oct
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Westminster, MD

Posted by jhadmin

On September 30, 2018, at 1735 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 II helicopter, N440SH, operated by Charm City Helicopters, was substantially damaged during a loss of control on the ground following a precautionary landing atop the Longwell Parking Garage Structure in Westminster, Maryland. The commercial pilot was not injured, and there were no ground injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight to reposition the helicopter atop the parking garage. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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Sep
11
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: San Antonio, TX

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's decision to relinquish the helicopter flight controls to a non-rated passenger during a 3 ft hover.

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Mar
19
2018

NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendation to Prohibit Flights that Use Unsafe Harness Systems

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2018) ¬— The National Transportation Safety Board Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release during emergencies.

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Jan
11
2018

NTSB Report Released: Islamorada, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On December 15, 2017, about 0650 eastern standard time, a Sikorsky S76A, N911FK, operated by Global Sky Air Charter Corporation, was substantially damaged by an engine compartment fire after landing near Islamorada, Florida. The airline transport pilot was not injured. The flight was operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on-demand air medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (MTH), Marathon, Florida at 0637.

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