Helicopter Flight Training Sponsors

 Search

Subscribe

Categories

 Search

Tag: NTSB Report


Jan
22
2018

NTSB Report Released: Albany, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On January 8, 2018, at 1345 central standard time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N797JR, collided with trees and the terrain during an autorotation following a loss of tailrotor effectiveness while in a hover in Albany, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to S2 Helicopter Services and was operated by an individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from a ranch in Albany, Texas, at 1310.

[Read More...]

Tags: Albany NTSB Report TX
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
09
2018

NTSB Report Released: Caldwell, ID

Posted by jhadmin

On December 17, 2017, about 1300 mountain standard time, an experimental amateur-built Rotorway Exec series helicopter, N716JB, landed hard following a loss of engine power at Caldwell Industrial Airport, Caldwell, Idaho. The private pilot was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tailboom during the accident sequence. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. The local flight departed Caldwell about 1250. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

[Read More...]

Tags: Caldwell ID NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Dec
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Truckee, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On November 30, 2017, at 1540 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R22, N47WH, landed hard and came to rest on its side at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TRK), Truckee, California. The helicopter was operated by the owner under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight instructor and commercial helicopter-rated pilot/owner, received serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tail boom. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area training flight and no flight plan had been filed.

[Read More...]

Tags: CA NTSB Report Truckee
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
30
2017

NTSB Report Released: Stuttgart, AR

Posted by jhadmin

On November 19, 2017, about 1855 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N620PA, impacted terrain near Stuttgart, Arkansas. The pilot and two medical crew members were fatally injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Air Methods under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Pines Bluff, Arkansas, and was en route to pick up a patient in Helena, Arkansas.

[Read More...]

Tags: AR NTSB Report Stuttgart
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Union City, TN

Posted by jhadmin

On November 8, 2017, about 1140 central standard time, a Bell 206-L3 helicopter, N275AE, operated by Air Evac EMS Inc., was substantially damaged during landing in Union City, Tennessee. The commercial pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the positioning flight, conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, which departed Troy, Tennessee, about 1133.

[Read More...]

Tags: NTSB Report TN Union City
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Electra, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On November 20, 2017, about 1505 central standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta, N4179M, impacted power lines and terrain near Electra, Texas. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed during a subsequent ground fire. The helicopter was registered to the pilot and operated by Carmichael Helicopter Service LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 cattle herding flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated at time unknown.

[Read More...]

Tags: Electra NTSB Report TX
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
22
2017

NTSB Report Released: Rolling Fork, MS

Posted by jhadmin

On November 7, 2017, about 0930 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N93PH, landed hard after experiencing an unexpected "yaw" near Rolling Fork, Mississippi. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom, and the pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Provine Helicopter Service Inc., as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from a nearby staging area about 0900.

[Read More...]

Tags: MS NTSB Report Rolling Fork
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
15
2017

NTSB Report Released: Arbuckle, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On October 13, 2017, about 1015 Pacific daylight time, a Williams Helicopter Corp UH-1H rotorcraft, N247PV, experienced a mechanical issue while repositioning the helicopter onto a cart at a private airstrip in Arbuckle, California. The pilot, sole occupant, was uninjured and the helicopter sustained substantial damaged throughout. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the private airstrip about 1012.

[Read More...]

Tags: Arbuckle CA NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
15
2017

NTSB Report Released: Larchwood, IA

Posted by jhadmin

On November 6, 2017, about 1310 central standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44 helicopter, N7085M, was substantially damaged when it impacted a powerline and then terrain 4.5 miles south of Larchwood, Iowa. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. The aerial observation flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Marginal visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed about 1300.

[Read More...]

Tags: IA Larchwood NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
03
2017

NTSB Report Released: Arlington, WA

Posted by jhadmin

On October 24, 2017, about 1315 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R22 Alpha helicopter, N8537J, was substantially damaged following impact with water while performing a low-level maneuver at King Lake, located about 6 nautical miles east-southeast of Arlington, Washington. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the sole passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight had departed the pilot's residence, located about 1,350 ft south-southwest of the accident site, about 5 minutes prior to the accident. A flight plan was not filed.

[Read More...]

Tags: Arlington NTSB Report WA
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Groom, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On October 24, 2017, about 1540 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N60EA, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a total loss of engine power while on approach to a private landing zone near Groom, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned by the Plains Aerial Leasing, Inc. and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 137 agricultural aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the flight, and a flight plan had not been filed. The flight departed about 1510 on a local aerial application flight.

[Read More...]

Tags: Groom NTSB Report TX
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
30
2017

NTSB Report Released: Molokai, HI

Posted by jhadmin

On October 16, 2017, about 1918 Hawaiian standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N820DF, impacted the waters off the island of Molokai, Hawaii. The flight instructor and commercial pilot receiving instruction are missing and presumed to be fatally injured. Debris from the helicopter was observed floating on the water northwest of the shores of Molokai. The helicopter was registered to Stasys Aviation Leasing LLC., and operated by Hawaii Pacific Aviation doing business as Mauna Loa Helicopters under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the area at the time of the accident, and the flight was operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL) at an undetermined time.

[Read More...]

Tags: HI Molokai NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Clearwater, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On September 23, 2017, about 1715 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-201 airplane, N1881H, and a Robinson R22 helicopter, N44TB, were substantially damaged when they collided in mid-air over the runway at Clearwater Air Park (CLW), Clearwater, Florida. The private pilot aboard the airplane received minor injuries, and the flight instructor and a pilot-rated student aboard the helicopter were not injured. Both aircraft were owned and operated by Tampa Bay Aviation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. Both flights were operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flights, and no flight plans had been filed.

[Read More...]

Tags: Clearwater FL NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
16
2017

NTSB Report Released: Midland, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On October 1, 2017, at 1447 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B-2B helicopter, N2284U, was substantially damaged during landing in an open field near Midland, Michigan. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Attitude Toys, Inc. and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the same open field shortly before the accident.

[Read More...]

Tags: MI Midland NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
11
2017

NTSB Report Released: Midland, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On October 1, 2017, at 1447 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B-2B helicopter, N2284U, was substantially damaged during landing in an open field near Midland, Michigan. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Attitude Toys, Inc. and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the same open field shortly before the accident.

[Read More...]

Tags: MI Midland NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Lawrenceville, GA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 1, 2017, at 1058 eastern daylight time, a MD Helicopters 369FF, N5189K, was substantially damaged while on approach tofollowing an inflight loss of helicopter control at Gwinnett County Airport (LZU), Lawrenceville, Georgia. The commercial pilot and a pilot-rated crewmember were seriously injured. The helicopter was operated by the Gwinnett County Police Department as a local public flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at LZU about 1000.

[Read More...]

Tags: GA Lawrenceville NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Long Beach, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 20, 2017, at 1309 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R22 Beta, N7514S, landed hard and rolled over following a forced landing at Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field), Long Beach, California. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Revolution Aviation, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. The local flight departed Long Beach about 1307. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

[Read More...]

Tags: CA Long Beach NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Salinas, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 17, 2017, about 0700 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Bell 47G-5 helicopter, N3285T, was substantially damaged when it impacted a wire and terrain while maneuvering about 3 miles west of Salinas, California. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the helicopter, had minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wilbur-Ellis, Co., under provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The local aerial application flight originated from a loading area near the accident site a few minutes before the accident.

[Read More...]

Tags: CA NTSB Report Salinas
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
27
2017

NTSB Report Released: Ancho, NM

Posted by jhadmin

On September 16, 2017 about 1630 mountain daylight time, a Bell 206L-3 helicopter N213TV, impacted terrain near Ancho, New Mexico. The commercial rated pilot was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to LIN Television Corporation, Providence, Rhode Island, and operated by WQRE, TV 13, Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business fight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

[Read More...]

Tags: Ancho NM NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
21
2017

NTSB Report Released: Glendale, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On August 22, 2017, about 0904 mountain standard time, an Enstrom F-28F helicopter, N52PD, experienced smoke emanating from the engine cowling area while the flight instructor and student pilot were practicing hovering auto-rotations at the Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU) Glendale, Arizona. The helicopter had just touched down and therefore an immediate engine shutdown was accomplished. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The helicopter was not damaged. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Airwest Aviation Academy LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed GEU about 0750.

[Read More...]

Tags: AZ Glendale NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Tujunga, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 2, 2017, about 0948 Pacific daylight time, a Leonardo (formerly AugustaWestland Philadelphia) AW139 helicopter, N304FD, sustained substantial damage after impacting trees while conducting aerial firefighting operations in a residential area in Tujunga, California. The pilot and crewmember sustained no injuries. The helicopter was registered to the City of Los Angeles and was operated by the Los Angeles Fire Department as a public use visual flight rules aerial firefighting flight, operating as Fire 4. Visual meteorological conditions with moderate smoke were present in the area at the time of the accident and flight following procedures were utilized by the operator. The helicopter departed from the Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California about 0815 to conduct the aerial firefighting operations for the day.

[Read More...]

Tags: CA NTSB Report Tujunga
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Hertford, NC

Posted by jhadmin

On September 8, 2017, about 1120 eastern daylight time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH MBB BK117-C2 helicopter, N146DU, was destroyed when it crashed on a wind turbine farm in Hertford, North Carolina. The commercial pilot, two flight nurses, and one patient were fatally injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and a company flight plan was filed for flight that departed the Sentara Albemarle Regional Medical Center Heliport (NC98) about 1108. The flight was destined for the Duke University North Heliport (NC92). The helicopter was operated by Air Methods Corporation under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135.

[Read More...]

Tags: Hertford NC NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: El Dorado Hills, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On August 25, 2017, about 1900 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R-44 Raven II, N61NM, was substantially damaged when it encountered a dynamic rollover during a forced landing attempt in Eldorado Hills, California. The commercial pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to A M Helicopter Services, LLC and operated by a private individual as a personal flight, which was conducted under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the local flight that departed Auburn Municipal Airport (AUN), Auburn, CA at 1830.

[Read More...]

Tags: CA El Dorado Hills NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: Medford, NJ

Posted by jhadmin

On September 8, 2017, about 1300 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter, N204HF, operated by Helicopter Flight Services, was substantially damaged during collision with terrain while performing a forced landing to Runway 01 at Flying W Airport (N14), Medford, New Jersey. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight which was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

[Read More...]

Tags: Medford NJ NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
11
2017

NTSB Report Released: Burnet, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On September 2, 2017, about 1645 central daylight time, a Hughes 369A helicopter, N50MP conducted an autorotation near Burnet, Texas. The pilot and one passenger were not injured, one passenger received minor injuries, and one passenger received serious injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged during the landing. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Lyft, LLC, Missoula, Montana, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

[Read More...]

Tags: Burnet NTSB Report TX
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Charlottesville, VA

Posted by jhadmin

On August 12, 2017, about 1649 eastern daylight time, a Bell 407, N31VA, operated by the Virginia State Police (VSP), was destroyed after impacting trees and terrain in Charlottesville, Virginia. The airline transport rated pilot, and private pilot-rated observer, were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the public use aerial observation flight that departed Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), Charlottesville, Virginia about 1554.

[Read More...]

Tags: Charlottesville NTSB Report VA
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Delta Junction, AK

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter pilot reported that he was transporting a passenger to a remote drilling site, where a tracked drilling unit was stationed. He reported that he landed into the wind, which necessitated descending over bordering trees into the drilling site. The helicopter touched down on the dirt, and upon lowering the collective, he reported he heard a "bang" and the helicopter slowly started to "pick up a ground wobble." The pilot shutdown the helicopter and both occupants exited without further incident.

[Read More...]

Tags: AK Delta Junction NTSB Report
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
22
2017

NTSB Report Released: Villa Grove, CO

Posted by jhadmin

On August 10, 2017, about 1810 mountain daylight time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N58424, had its tail rotor impact a powerline near Villa Grove, Colorado. The pilot received serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial tailboom and fuselage damage. The helicopter was registered to Quicksilver Air Inc. and operated by Patrol Helicopters Inc. as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 rotorcraft external load flight. Day visual] meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from an unknown location.

[Read More...]

Tags: CO NTSB Report Villa Grove
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
18
2017

NTSB Report Released: Solomon, AK

Posted by jhadmin

On August 3, 2017, about 1032 Alaska daylight time, a Robinson R-44 Clipper II helicopter, N4138M, impacted water and sank while dropping mineral claim markers about 1 mile south of Solomon, Alaska. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained no injury, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Bering Air, Inc., Nome, Alaska, as a visual flight rules flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 on-demand charter flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated from the Nome Airport, Nome, about 0845.

[Read More...]

Tags: AK NTSB Report Solomon
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Van Nuys, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 21, 2017, at 1211 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N3254E, landed hard following an autorotation near Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California. The helicopter was registered to and operated by National Helicopter Service and Engineering Company, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 revenue sightseeing flight . The flight instructor and three passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage during the landing. The local flight departed Van Nuys about 1112. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

[Read More...]

Tags: CA NTSB Report Van Nuys
Categories: Press Releases

1 2 3 4 5

Related Articles