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Feb
27
2017

NTSB Report Released: Beattyville, KY

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On February 7, 2017, about 0520 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC 135 P2+, N135LG, was substantially damaged following a hard landing and dynamic roll over near Beattyville, Kentucky. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter departed from the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Airport (IOB), Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and was destined for an emergency medical service heliport located near St. Helens, Kentucky. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the emergency air medical flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135.

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Feb
07
2017

NTSB Report Released: Sioux Falls, SD

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On January 26, 2017, about 2145 central standard time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopter, N911MK, experienced an inflight engine fire and made an emergency landing at Joe Foss Field Airport (FSD), Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The airline transport rated pilot and two crewmembers were not injured. The helicopter sustained minor damage. The helicopter was registered to Avera McKennan and operated by MRIS, LLC., doing business as Avera McKennan Careflight, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an air medical flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the incident and a company visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed. The helicopter departed McKennan Hospital Heliport (2SD1), Sioux Falls, at 2128 and was en route to Douglas County Memorial Hospital Heliport (08SD), Armour, South Dakota.

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Jan
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: San Pedro, CA

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On January 4, 2017, about 1735 Pacific standard time, a Robinson R22, N702JJ, collided with the water near San Pedro, California. JJ Helicopters was operating the helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The local photography flight departed Torrance Municipal Airport, Torrance, California, about 1635 PST. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Jan
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Mt. Baldy, CA

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On December 29, 2016, at 1131 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N324RS, landed hard near the peak of Mount Baldy, in San Bernardino County, California. The helicopter was registered to November Alpha LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries, and the three passengers were not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The personal flight departed Fullerton Municipal Airport, Fullerton, California at 1100 with a planned destination of Mount Baldy. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Dec
16
2016

NTSB Report Released: Sacramento, CA

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On December 4, 2016, about 2100 Pacific standard time, a Bell OH-58A helicopter, N916PD, sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer during a flight near Sacramento, California. The helicopter was registered and operated by the City of Sacramento as a public aircraft. The commercial pilot and observer, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, that departed McClellan Airfield, Sacramento, California, about 1920.

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Dec
14
2016

NTSB Report Released: Tynan, TX

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On December 10, 2016, about 1100 central standard time, a Hiller OH-23B helicopter, N5776, impacted terrain during a practice autorotation near Tynan, Texas. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed due to a post-impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Tynan Flyers, LLC, Tynan, Texas, and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed a private residence at an unknown time.

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Dec
14
2016

NTSB Report Released: Unalaska, AK

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On December 2, 2016, about 1200 Alaska standard time, a Robinson R-22 Beta helicopter, N7085K, collided with remote snow-covered terrain while landing, about 10 miles southwest of Unalaska, Alaska. The commercial pilot sustained no injury, the passenger sustained minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Bering Pacific Ranches Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Deteriorating visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Unalaska Airport, Unalaska, about 1100.

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Nov
30
2016

NTSB Report Released: Pukoo, HI

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On November 15, 2016, about 1841 Hawaii standard time, a turbine-powered Hughes 369D (500D) helicopter, N81GG, was destroyed after impacting mountainous tree-covered terrain about 1-mile north of Pukoo, Hawaii. The certificated airline transport pilot and the sole passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to the pilot and operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed. At the time of the accident, dark night, visual meteorological conditions prevailed with localized reports of low visibility with heavy rain showers. The flight departed the Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, at 1756, destined for a private residence near Pukoo, located on the Island of Molokai.

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Nov
09
2016

NTSB Report Released: Starbuck, WA

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On October 28, 2016, about 1240 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Eurocopter S.N.I.A.S. AS350B, N369BD, during an agricultural application flight the helicopter lost engine power and during the autorotation landed hard near Starbuck, Washington. The helicopter was registered to a private individual and operated by Leading Edge Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The agricultural application flight departed at 1137 from a location near the accident site. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Nov
09
2016

NTSB Report Released: Cameron, NC

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On November 1, 2016, about 1130 eastern daylight time, a Bell OH-58C, N139RD, operated by Helicopter Applicators Inc., was substantially damaged following a tailboom separation during the initial climb after takeoff in Cameron, North Carolina. The commercial pilot incurred minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the planned local aerial application flight. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137.

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Oct
24
2016

NTSB Report Released: Caldwell, ID

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On October 19, 2016, about 0910 mountain daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Gray Jim Robert Exec 90 helicopter, N716JB, was substantially damaged following a forced landing after experiencing a loss of engine power at the Caldwell Industrial Airport (EUL), Caldwell, Idaho. The private pilot and registered owner of the helicopter were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was being conducted in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The proposed local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

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Oct
20
2016

NTSB Report Released: Waimea, HI

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On October 4, 2016, about 0910 Hawaiian standard time, a McDonnell Douglas Helicopter (MDHI) 369E N311VT, sustained substantial damage to the main rotor during initial climb from a remote location at Kohala Mountains near Waimea, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and 2 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by Volcano Helicopters Inc. under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated on a company flight plan.

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Oct
18
2016

NTSB Report Released: Gila Bend, AZ

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On October 5, 2016, about 0915 mountain standard time, a Bell UH-1H, N175SF, rolled over during a precautionary landing near Gila Bend, Arizona. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Farm Ag Enterprises, as an aerial application flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137. The commercial pilot was not injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The local flight departed a private airstrip about two hours prior. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Oct
18
2016

NTSB Report Released: Lino Lakes, MN

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On October 6, 2016, about 1645 central daylight time, a Fairchild Hiller FH 1100 helicopter, N4035G, impacted terrain during an in-flight breakup and collision with terrain while maneuvering near Lino Lakes, Minnesota. The cockpit and cabin areas were consumed by a post-crash fire. The airline transport pilot and his passenger sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was destroyed during the impact and fire. The helicopter was registered to Helicopter Connection LLC. and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which did not operate on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE), near Minneapolis, Minnesota, about 1620.

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Oct
17
2016

NTSB Report Released: Rockport, WA

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On September 12, 2016, about 1345 Pacific daylight time, a high skid-equipped Bell 206BIII helicopter, N6181A, sustained substantial damage after landing in remote mountainous terrain on Mount Prophet in the North Cascades National Park, about 30 miles northwest of Rockport, Washington. The certificated commercial pilot and the sole passenger sustained no injury. The helicopter was registered to, Tony's Trucking, Inc. Darrington, Washington, and operated by Hi Line Helicopters, Inc., Darrington, as a day, visual flight rules (VFR) public use flight in contract with the National Park Service (NPS). Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated from a helicopter landing zone near Diablo Lake about 8 miles south of the accident site, about 1330.

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Oct
13
2016

NTSB Report Released: Andover, NH

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On September 27, 2016, about 1554 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Safari helicopter, N330JT, collided with trees and terrain during takeoff near Andover, New Hampshire. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by a postcrash fire. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal, local flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the flight which was originating at the time of the accident.

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Oct
12
2016

NTSB Report Released: Ozark, AL

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On September 22, 2016, at 1630 central daylight time, a Hughes 269B helicopter, N269BS, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Ozark, Alabama. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local instructional flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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Oct
07
2016

NTSB Report Released: Lawton, OK

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On September 29, 2016, about 0600 central daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N361SF, impacted terrain following a loss of control while attempting to land at the Comanche Country Memorial Hospital Heliport (18OK), Lawton, Oklahoma. The pilot and 3 crew members sustained minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Survival Flight 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 a company flight plan.

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Oct
04
2016

NTSB Report Released: Honolulu, HI

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On September 2, 2016, about 0945 Hawaii Standard Time, a McDonnell Douglas 500N helicopter, N5232G, was in an initial climb after rescuing a hiker and firefighter from the Diamond Head state trail in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the firefighter fell from the rescue net. Two crew members and one passenger were uninjured, and one crew member sustained serious injuries. The helicopter sustained no damage. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, as a public use flight operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) about 0935.

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Oct
03
2016

NTSB Report Released: Alexandria, MN

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On September 17, 2016, at 0207 central daylight time, an Agusta S.p.A A109S helicopter, N91NM, impacted trees and terrain near Chandler Field Airport (AXN), Alexandria, Minnesota. The commercial rated pilot and two crew members sustained serious injuries and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to North Memorial Health Care, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and operated by North Memorial Medical Center under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a positioning flight. Night instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan had been filed. The helicopter departed Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD), Brainerd, Minnesota about 0135 and was destined for the Douglas County Hospital helipad, Alexandria, Minnesota.

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Sep
19
2016

NTSB Report Released: Flatlands, Canada

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On September 4, 2016, about 1600 Atlantic Daylight Time, a Bell model 206B helicopter, Canadian registration C-GVJT, serial number 3492, collided with power lines during cruise flight before crashing into the Restigouche River near Flatlands, New Brunswick, Canada. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The remaining passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by 9288-1523 Québec Incorporated. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight from Charlo Airport (CYCL), Charlo, New Brunswick, to Rivière-du-Loup Airport (CYRI), Québec.

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Sep
13
2016

NTSB Report Released: Palm Bay, FL

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On September 6, 2016, about 1340 eastern daylight time, a Sikorsky S-61N, N805AR, was destroyed when it impacted a field under unknown circumstances near Palm Bay, Florida. The airline transport pilot, commercial copilot, and maintenance crewmember were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to EP Aviation LLC and operated by AAR Airlift Group as a post-maintenance flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Melbourne, Florida, at 1324.

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Sep
06
2016

NTSB Report Released: Iron Station, NC

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On August 26, 2016, about 1450 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Rotorway Exec helicopter, N48KM, was substantially damaged following a loss of control while in hovering flight at Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport (IPJ), Iron Station, North Carolina. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local maintenance test flight which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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Aug
31
2016

NTSB Report Released: Kailua/Kona, HI

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On August 26, 2016, about 0745 Hawaii standard time, a Robinson R44 II helicopter, N74805, was substantially damaged following a loss of control after landing at the Kona International Airport at Keahole (HKO), Kailua/Kona, Hawaii. The two certified flight instructors were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed during the personal flight, which was being conducted in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed HKO about 0715.

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Aug
26
2016

NTSB Report Released: Gunnison, UT

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On August 12, 2016, about 1230 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N247DB, sustained substantial damage following a forced landing near Gunnison, Utah. The pilot was operating the helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot was not injured. The local aerial application flight departed about 1200. Visual instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Aug
25
2016

NTSB Report Released: Modesto, CA

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The helicopter pilot reported that after a lengthy search and rescue mission he was headed back to the airport when the low fuel light illuminated, which meant there was about 10 minutes of fuel remaining. The pilot further reported that during the approach to land he made a right turn to final and the engine "flamed out". Subsequently, the pilot performed an emergency autorotation which resulted in abnormal ground contact and main rotor contact with the tail boom.

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Aug
25
2016

NTSB Report Released: Cokeville, WY

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On August 23, 2016, about 0745 mountain daylight time, a Hiller UH-12D helicopter, N97TH, impacted terrain near Cokeville, Wyoming. The commercial rated pilot received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged during the accident. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wyoming Helicopters, Inc., Boulder, Wyoming, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

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Aug
19
2016

NTSB Report Released: Jenerette, LA

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On August 3, 2016, about 1047 central daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter, N1549W, was substantially damaged after impacting trees and terrain during a low-altitude cross-country flight near Jeanerette, Louisiana. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Gulf Coast Helicopters, Inc.; Pearland, Texas, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 pipeline patrol flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had not been filed. The helicopter had departed Louisiana Regional Airport (L38), Gonzales, Louisiana, about 0730 and was destined for Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport (KPTN), Patterson, Louisiana.

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Aug
19
2016

NTSB Report Released: Howe, TX

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On August 9, 2016, at 2035 central daylight time, a Hughes 269C single-engine helicopter, N9277R, impacted terrain following an autorotation near Howe, Texas. The flight instructor sustained fatal injuries, the student pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed an unknown location at an unknown time.

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Aug
11
2016

NTSB Report Released: Surprise, AZ

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The pilot of an aerial application helicopter reported that after spraying a field he noticed that he missed a portion of the field. The pilot further reported that he maneuvered at a low altitude to the south end of the field, made a quick right turn to the north, dove into the field at approximately 45 knots, flew into his own vortices, and impacted the terrain.

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