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Jun
03
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Alpine, UT

Posted by jhadmin

On May 17, 2019, about 1034 mountain daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II helicopter, N744TW, impacted mountainous terrain about 4 miles north of Alpine, Utah. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Tumbleweed Leasing CO INC. and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal cross-country flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident site about the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the pilot's residence near Myton, Utah about 0924 and was destined for South Valley Regional Airport (U42), Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Oct
04
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Gunnison, UT

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot was nearing the end of his second agricultural application pass; about the time that he turned off the spray system, he heard a "pop" and felt a "thump" that shook the helicopter. After he observed chemical spray in the air and along the side of the helicopter, he pushed the "kill" button for the spray pump. As he was doing so, the engine rpm dropped, and the pilot heard the engine "sputtering." The pilot lowered the collective to re-establish main rotor rpm; the engine subsequently experienced a total loss of power. He entered an autorotation between 50 and 75 ft above the ground, and the helicopter landed hard.

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