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Dec
03
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Page, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot was conducting a personal flight in the helicopter to practice operating in the traffic pattern and performing landings and hovers. When the helicopter was transitioning from a hover to forward flight, the nose suddenly pitched down more than expected. The pilot immediately applied aft cyclic but was unable to arrest the downward pitch. The helicopter subsequently impacted the ground and came to rest on its side. The passenger reported that first the skids and then the rotor blades contacted the ground.

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Sep
12
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Prescott, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing straight-in autorotations in the helicopter. During the autorotative descent, about 400 ft above ground level with the student at the controls, the instructor noticed a high rate of descent and a decay in main rotor rpm. The instructor told the student that he had the controls and started applying collective and throttle to recover rpm. He felt the collective go up and again told the student that he had the controls. The instructor was unable to arrest the descent before the helicopter landed hard and rolled over. The instructor reported that there were no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. He further stated that the accident could have been prevented if he had stayed ahead of his student and the helicopter.

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Jun
07
2018

NTSB Report Released: Wikieup, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On May 29, 2018, at 1050 mountain standard time, an MD Helicopters 369FF, N975BW, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Wikieup, Arizona. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Rogers Helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed.

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Jun
04
2018

NTSB Report Released: Yuma, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On May 11, 2018, about 2030 mountain standard time, a Bell OH-58C helicopter, N82857, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Yuma, Arizona. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Tri-Rotor AG Services under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight originated from a private airstrip in Somerton, Arizona at 1945.

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Feb
25
2018

NTSB Report Released: Peach Springs, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On February 10, 2018, about 1715 mountain standard time, an Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 helicopter, N155GC, was destroyed when it impacted a canyon wash while on an approach to land at Quartermaster landing zone near Peach Springs, Arizona. The commercial pilot and three passengers sustained serious injuries and three passengers were fatally injured. The air-tour flight was operated by Papillon Airways, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 136. The helicopter departed Boulder City Municipal Airport, Boulder City, Nevada at 1635 and had intended to land at Quartermaster landing zone, a group of landing pads within Quartermaster canyon. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company flight plan had been filed.

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Jan
31
2018

NTSB Report Released: Santa Rosa, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that, while landing off-airport, the helicopter landed slightly harder than normal. The helicopter was flown back to the airport without further incident.

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