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Oct
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Clearwater, FL

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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.

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Oct
16
2017

NTSB Report Released: Midland, MI

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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.

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Oct
11
2017

NTSB Report Released: Midland, MI

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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.

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Oct
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Lawrenceville, GA

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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.

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Oct
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Long Beach, CA

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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.

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Oct
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Salinas, CA

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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.

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Sep
27
2017

NTSB Report Released: Ancho, NM

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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.

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Sep
21
2017

NTSB Report Released: Glendale, AZ

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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.

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Sep
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Tujunga, CA

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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.

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Sep
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Hertford, NC

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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.

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Sep
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: El Dorado Hills, CA

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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.

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Sep
13
2017

NTSB Report Released: Medford, NJ

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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.

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Sep
11
2017

NTSB Report Released: Burnet, TX

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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.

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Sep
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Charlottesville, VA

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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.

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Sep
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Delta Junction, AK

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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.

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Aug
22
2017

NTSB Report Released: Villa Grove, CO

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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.

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Aug
18
2017

NTSB Report Released: Solomon, AK

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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.

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Aug
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Van Nuys, CA

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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.

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Aug
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Myrtle Beach, SC

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On July 24, 2017, about 1316 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44, N828RD, registered to KHGK LLC, operated by Helicopter Solutions, Inc., dba Helicopter Adventures, was substantially damaged during an autorotative landing near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The commercial pilot and 2 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a commercial air tour flight, on a company visual flight rules flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the local flight, which originated about 1310 from the operator's facility.

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Aug
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Beaumont, TX

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On July 28, 2017, at 1532 central daylight time, a Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, N722TX, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain while maneuvering at the Beaumont Municipal Airport (BMT), Beaumont, Texas. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to American Helicopter Leasing Corp and operated by Texas Rotorwing LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from BMT about 1500.

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Aug
07
2017

NTSB Report Released: Santa Ana, CA

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On July 26, 2017, about 2000 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N7535G, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during takeoff at John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA), Santa Ana, California. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by RS Aviation Services as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated on a company flight plan. The flight originated from SNA with an intended destination to Burbank, California.

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Aug
02
2017

NTSB Report Released: Ireland, IN

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On July 8, 2017, about 1040 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N7224U, impacted the ground following a loss of control while conducting an aerial application flight near Ireland, Indiana. Following the impact with the ground, a fire erupted and the helicopter was destroyed. The pilot received serious injuries. The aircraft was registered to and operated by JR Aviation , Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from an unconfirmed location at an unconfirmed time.

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Aug
02
2017

NTSB Report Released: Ontario, CA

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On July 19, 2017, about 1010 Pacific daylight time, an Enstrom F28-C rotorcraft, N5697B, experienced a partial loss of engine power and landed hard in a dirt pasture about 1/2-mile northeast of the Chino Airport (CNO), Ontario, California. The student pilot, sole occupant, was seriously injured and the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom and main rotor blades. The helicopter was registered to Dubois Aviation Inc and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 solo instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from CNO at about 1005.

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Aug
02
2017

NTSB Report Released: Sutherlin Lake, MT

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On July 24, 2017, about 1930 mountain daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N233JD, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Sutherlin Lake, Montana. The airline transport pilot and his passenger were not injured. The helicopter was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight originated from White Sulphur Springs, Montana, about 1915, with a destination of Sutherlin Lake.

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Jul
25
2017

NTSB Report Released: Dennis, WV

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On June 23, 2017, about 1315 eastern daylight time, a Hughes 369E, N765KV, operated by Haverfield Aviation Inc, was substantially damaged during a hard landing near Dennis, West Virginia. The commercial pilot was not injured. The external load flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

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Jul
25
2017

NTSB Report Released: Perryville, MO

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On July 1, 2017, about 2036 central daylight time, a Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BK 117 B2, N238BK, helicopter, landed hard and rolled over during an emergency landing to a field near Perryville, Missouri. The pilot, three crew members, and a passenger received minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, doing business as Kids Flight, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the St. Francis Medical Center (MO50), Cape Girardeau, Missouri, about 2019 and was en route to the St. Louis Children's Hospital (2MU1), St. Louis, Missouri.

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Jul
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Ronan, MT

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On July 6, 2017, about 1645 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R-44, N442DR, was substantially damaged during an emergency landing in Ronan, Montana. The private pilot was seriously injured and the passenger received minor injuries. The helicopter was owned and operated by a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The personal flight departed Ronan Airport (7S0), Ronan, Montana about 1600.

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Jul
12
2017

NTSB Report Released: Bella Vista, CA

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On July 2, 2017, about 1715 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44, N488AS, crashed into a pond near Bella Vista, California. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries; two passengers sustained serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The pilot was operating the helicopter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The local personal flight departed Redding, California, about 1700. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Jul
05
2017

NTSB Report Released: Boulder City, NV

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On June 27, 2017, about 1403 Pacific daylight time, a Eurocopter EC 130 B4, N151GC, sustained substantial damage following a loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing, during which the helicopter contacted power lines, near Boulder City, Nevada. The pilot and four passengers were not injured, and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to American Helicopters LLC, and operated by Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters as an air tour flight under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and a company flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Boulder City Municipal Airport, Boulder City, Nevada at 1348 with a planned destination of Grand Canyon West Airport, Peach Springs, Arizona.

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Jun
26
2017

NTSB Report Released: Hastings, MN

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On June 15, 2017, about 1000 central daylight time, a Bell 47G helicopter, N90529, experienced a hard landing near Hastings, Minnesota. The pilot was seriously injured and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to NorthLand Helicopters Inc and operated by Scott's Helicopters, La Sueur, Minnesota under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and which operated without a flight plan.

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