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Feb
04
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mechanicsburg, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 9, 2020, about 2029 eastern standard time, a Robinson R66, N450MC, experienced an in-flight break-up near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight originated about 1958 from Martin State Airport (MTN), Baltimore, Maryland, and was destined for Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), Buffalo, New York.

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Dec
23
2019

NTSB Final Report: Smethport, PA

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot of the helicopter was conducting a power line construction flight. The power lines were supported by a series of structures made of either wood (dual-pole, H-frame) or steel (single pole). A static line was affixed to the top of the structures above the power lines. The purpose of the flight was to remove the static line from the wheeled, pulley device (dolly) that temporarily secured the static line and permanently secure the static line to the structures. One lineman completed the task from the skid of the hovering helicopter, and another lineman inside the helicopter passed tools and equipment back and forth to the lineman on the skid. The accident occurred when the crew (the pilot and the two linemen) were working on the second structure, which was constructed of wood. During work on that structure, the helicopter hovered facing westbound adjacent to the wooden structure with the pilot, both linemen, and the structure on the helicopter's left side. The static line sloped upward aft of the helicopter toward the uphill structure and downward and to the right toward the downhill structure.

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Oct
28
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Bloomsburg, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 28, 2019, about 1930 eastern daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F helicopter, N380SH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain and vehicles during an approach to a helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated by J&J Shop HeliAir LLC. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a local sightseeing flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 1920.

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Oct
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Bloomsburg, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 28, 2019, about 1930 eastern daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F helicopter, N380SH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain and vehicles during an approach to a helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated by J&J Shop HeliAir LLC. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a local sightseeing flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 1920.

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Sep
10
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: West Chester, PA

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The flight instructor's decision to continue the practice autorotation in known gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a hard landing and roll over.

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Jul
26
2018

NTSB Report Released: Stewartstown, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 14, 2018, about 1115 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269D Configuration A helicopter, N411HU, impacted the ground during approach to Shoestring Aviation Airfield (0P2), Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was owned by Chesapeake Copters LLC, and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight which originated from Martin State Airport (MTN), Baltimore, Maryland, about 1040, and was destined for 0P2.

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Apr
25
2018

NTSB Report Released: Smethport, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On April 8, 2018, about 1711 eastern daylight time, an MD Helicopter 600N, N602BP, operated by High Line Helicopters, LLC, was destroyed when it collided with a wooden power line support structure and terrain in Smethport, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot was seriously injured and two linemen were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the power line construction flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133. The flight departed an unimproved landing zone adjacent to the accident site.

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