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Apr
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Bella Vista, CA

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot reported that, while making a left descending turn in the helicopter about 75 to 100 ft above a pond to set up for landing to a field, he heard three "pops," followed by the low rotor horn sounding and the caution light illuminating. The pilot assumed that the engine had lost power, and he immediately and abruptly lowered the collective, pulled aft on the cyclic, and rolled the throttle to full open. To avoid obstructions, he steepened the right turn. Realizing that the rotor rpm was below 50% and that the helicopter would not reach the field, he subsequently landed the helicopter on the pond; it then sank. The pilot was unsure if the engine was running or not

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Oct
26
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Salinas, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On October 6, 2018, at 1437 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N611TH, made a forced landing to an open plowed field following a loss of engine power on take off from Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS), Salinas, California. The pilot/owner operated the helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

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Oct
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Granada Hills, CA

Posted by jhadmin

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

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Dardanelle, CA

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On August 25, 2018, about 1600 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, impacted terrain about a one-half mile north of Dardanelle, California. The airline transport pilot received serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the top of the fuselage, the main rotor blades and the tail rotor ninety-degree gearbox. The helicopter was registered to Roberts Aircraft Company and operated by Trans Aero Limited of Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a public aircraft external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed along the route of flight about the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from a staging area near Bald Mountain, California about 1445.

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Sep
12
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Riverside, CA

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On August 17, 2018, about 1050 Pacific daylight time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N105JL, was substantially damaged following a hard landing during a practice autorotation at Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL), Riverside, California. The certified flight instructor received minor injuries and the pilot receiving instruction was seriously injured. The helicopter was registered to Helicopters Unlimited, La Crescenta, California, and operated by Western Helicopters, Inc., Riverside, California, in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological condition prevailed for the local instructional flight, which departed RAL about 1030, and no flight plan was filed.

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Aug
03
2018

NTSB Report Released: Oakdale, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 24, 2018, about 1800 Pacific daylight time, a Bell UH-1H helicopter, N107CH, was substantially damaged during a precautionary landing near Oakdale, California. The pilot was not injured; the pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Airlift Helicopters Service and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Fullerton Municipal Airport Fullerton, California at 1300 and was destined for Weed Airport, Weed, California.

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May
30
2018

NTSB Report Released: Borrego Springs, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On April 30, 2018, at 1355 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II helicopter, N423ML, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a precautionary landing near Borrego Springs, California. The airline transport pilot and 3 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Big Blue Corp. Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Rams Hill Golf Club, Borrego Springs, California about 1350.

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Feb
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Newport Beach, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 30, 2018, about 1350 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N7530R, was destroyed when it impacted three residential houses while maneuvering near Newport Beach, California. The private pilot and two of the three passengers sustained fatal injuries, one passenger sustained serious injuries, and one person located on the ground sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter and operated by Revolution Aviation under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal cross-country flight. The flight originated from the John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) about 1 minute prior to the accident, with an intended destination of Catalina Island, California.

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