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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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Jun
26
2017

NTSB Report Released: Tallulah, LA

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On June 10, 2017, about 1320 central daylight time, a Hughes 269C helicopter, N7482F, was substantially damaged during a ground resonance event at the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport (TVR), Tallulah, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to Wade and Son, Inc., and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

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Jun
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Douglas, WY

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On June 9, 2017, about 0820 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N590GG, impacted terrain near Douglas, Wyoming. The pilot and two passengers were not injured, the third passenger received serious injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged during the accident. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

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Jun
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Kenosha, WI

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On June 4, 2017, about 1630 central daylight time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, N601HA, impacted pavement after an attempted takeoff at Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW), Kenosha, Wisconsin. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to A-Z Leasing, LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan had not been filed.

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Jun
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Dimmitt, TX

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On June 3, 2017, about 1750 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 II single-engine helicopter, N7091F, impacted terrain while maneuvering near Dimmitt, Texas. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Don Oppliger Trucking, Inc, Clovis, New Mexico, and operated by a private individual under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed for the local flight. The flight departed a private helipad near Farwell, Texas, about 1300.

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Jun
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Juneau, AK

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On May 22, 2017, about 1805 Alaska daylight time, an Airbus (formerly Eurocopter) AS350B2 helicopter, N207CH, sustained substantial damage during a collision with remote mountainous snow-covered terrain while en route to Juneau, Alaska, about 21 miles northwest of Juneau. Of the seven occupants on board, the commercial pilot and three passengers sustained minor injuries, and three passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Coastal Helicopters, Inc., Juneau, as a day, visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on-demand sightseeing tour flight. Degraded visual meteorological conditions were reported on the Herbert Glacier at the time of the accident, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated from the Juneau International Airport, Juneau at 1743.

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Jun
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Rockville, ID

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On May 26, 2017, about 1044 mountain daylight time, a Bell 206B, N24FS, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing near Rockville, Idaho. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the helicopter, was seriously injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Pauly's Helicopter Services Inc., Ontario, Oregon, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight which originated from a private staging area about 5 minutes prior to the accident.

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Jun
05
2017

NTSB Report Released: New Castle, DE

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On May 25, 2017, at 1153 eastern daylight time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC 135 P2, N62UP, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near New Castle, Delaware. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to the University of Pennsylvania and operated by Metro Aviation as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and the flight was operated on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan. The flight originated from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Atlantic City, New Jersey, about 1115.

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May
31
2017

NTSB Report Released: Linden, NJ

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The helicopter flight instructor stated that he was providing the student pilot with his first introductory flight in a helicopter. The flight instructor was holding the dual controls lightly while the student pilot practiced hovering. The helicopter was hovering over a concrete area on the airport and had drifted over grass. The flight instructor then told the student pilot to hover back over the concrete. As the helicopter was proceeding back to the concrete, the student pilot made an abrupt movement on the cyclic to the right and the right skid contacted an unknown object, causing a dynamic rollover. The student pilot's written account was similar, except he stated that the flight instructor had taken control of the helicopter and was hovering toward the concrete when a sudden downward push of wind caused a forceful movement to the right. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right skid had contacted the ground, resulting in a dynamic rollover and substantial damage to the main rotor blades and fuselage. The inspector did not observe any preimpact mechanical malfunctions, nor did the pilots report any. The wind at the airport was recorded as calm about the time of the accident.

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May
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Orlando, FL

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On April 20, 2017, about 1030 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N899GB, registered to Aero Specialty Finance, LLC, and operated by Air Florida Helicopter Charters, Inc., was substantially damaged during a hard landing near Orlando, Florida. The commercial pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 5 minutes earlier from Air Orlando Heliport (2DF7), Orlando, Florida. The revenue sightseeing flight was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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May
24
2017

NTSB Report Released: Canon City, CO

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On May 20, 2017, about 1345 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R66 helicopter, N778TL, impacted terrain following a loss of control on approach to landing near Canon City, Colorado. The commercial pilot and four passengers were not injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Hynes Aviation Industries, Inc, and operated by Colorado Vertical under provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local air tour flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight originated a private helipad near Canon City at an unknown time.

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May
23
2017

NTSB Report Released: Orange Springs, FL

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On May 2, 2017, about 1815 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N911GE, sustained substantial damage during firefighting operations near Orange Springs, Florida. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the Marion County Sheriff's Office as a public-use aircraft. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed Ocala International Airport, Ocala, Florida, about 1500.

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May
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Santa Barbara, CA

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On May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. - See more at: http://www.justhelicopters.com/ArticlesNews/IndustryWideNews/tabid/434/Article/103056/NTSB-Report-Released-Santa-Barbara-CA.aspx#sthash.hD9BzfWq.dpuf

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May
12
2017

NTSB Report Released: Coolidge, AZ

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On April 27, 2017, about 0945 mountain standard time, a Schweizer 269C, N521AR, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a hard landing near Coolidge, Arizona. The helicopter was operated by Canyon State Aero, LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The cross-country instructional flight departed Falcon Field Airport (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, about 0915 with a planned destination of Coolidge, Arizona. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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May
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Newton, NC

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On April 27, 2017, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N728CB, operated by Chesapeake Bay Helicopters, was substantially damaged during a collision with terrain while maneuvering near Newton, North Carolina. The commercial pilot and crewmember incurred minor injuries. The local aerial observation flight was 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 flight that originated from Concord Regional Airport (JQF), Concord, North Carolina, about 1225.

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May
08
2017

NTSB Report Released: Boothville, LA

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On May 2, 2017, about 0635 central daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N457PH, registered to and operated by PHI Helicopters, Inc., Lafayette, Louisiana, made a precautionary landing at Grand Bay receiving station in the Gulf of Mexico, near Boothville, Louisiana, after the pilot noticed a vibration in-flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.The non-scheduled domestic passenger flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 135, and a company VFR flight plan had been filed and activated. The pilot and four passengers on board the helicopter were not injured.The cross-country flight originated from Boothville (LS08), Louisiana, at 0629, and was en route to Main Pass 311A in the Gulf of Mexico when the accident occurred.

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May
02
2017

NTSB Report Released: Timmonsville, SC

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On April 21, 2017, about 1630 eastern daylight time, a privately owned and operated Bell-Carson Super C-4 helicopter, N865Z, was destroyed by collision with trees, terrain, and a post-crash fire at a private airstrip in Timmonsville, South Carolina. The private pilot was fatally injured. The local flight departed the Huggins Memorial Airport (58J), Timmonsville, South Carolina. 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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