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Jul
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Brainerd, MN

Posted by jhadmin

On June 28, 2019, about 0041 central daylight time, an Agusta Spa A109S helicopter, N11NM, impacted terrain while landing at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD), Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota. The pilot and flight nurse were fatally injured, the flight paramedic was seriously injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by North Memorial Healthcare under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at BRD for the instrument flight rules (IFR) flight, which departed from North Memorial Heliport (MY77), Robbinsdale, Minnesota, about 2348.

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Dec
21
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Big Lake, MN

Posted by jhadmin

The airline transport pilot was preparing to depart in the helicopter on his fifth aerial application flight of the day. While on the ground, he increased engine rpm from idle to 3,100 rpm. Before making a collective input, the pilot felt a "sudden pull" and heard a "very loud snap." The pilot then saw that a company truck, which was parked nearby, had just sustained damaged and that the helicopter's two main rotor blades were missing. He shut down the engine; exited the helicopter; and found the main rotor blades, which were constructed of wood, splintered and scattered on the ground from about the helicopter's 2 o'clock position counterclockwise to its 8 o'clock position.

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Nov
13
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Hastings, MN

Posted by jhadmin

After completing an agricultural application flight, the commercial pilot lost control of the helicopter, which subsequently impacted a field in a nose-low attitude. The pilot shut down the engine after the accident occurred.

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Aug
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Le Sueur, MN

Posted by jhadmin

On July 26, 2018, at 2100 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Inc. Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field about six miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Scotts Helicopter Service Inc., under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Hastings, Minnesota and was destined to Le Sueur, Minnesota.

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