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NTSB Preliminary Report: Sheffield, TX

 

Location:

Sheffield, TX

Accident Number:

CEN20CA240

Date & Time:

06/21/2020, 0815 CDT

Registration:

N298TH

Aircraft:

Schweizer 269C

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Defining Event:

Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)

Injuries:

1 None

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation

The pilot reported that he was hovering near a fence line inspecting water and grass on his property. The helicopter drifted during the hover and hit the fence with the right skid. The helicopter impacted the terrain, resulting in substantial damage to main rotor blades, windshield, and door post.

Pilot Information

Certificate:

Private

Age:

67, Male

Airplane Rating(s):

Single-engine Land

Seat Occupied:

Unknown

Other Aircraft Rating(s):

Helicopter

Restraint Used:

 

Instrument Rating(s):

None

Second Pilot Present:

No

Instructor Rating(s):

None

Toxicology Performed:

No

Medical Certification:

BasicMed

Last FAA Medical Exam:

08/01/2016

Occupational Pilot:

No

Last Flight Review or Equivalent:

 

Flight Time:

 

 

 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

Schweizer

Registration:

N298TH

Model/Series:

269C Undesignat

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Year of Manufacture:

1998

Amateur Built:

No

Airworthiness Certificate:

Normal

Serial Number:

S1758

Landing Gear Type:

Skid

Seats:

3

Date/Type of Last Inspection:

05/29/2020, Annual

Certified Max Gross Wt.:

2050 lbs

Time Since Last Inspection:

14 Hours

Engines:

1 Reciprocating

Airframe Total Time:

1440.3 Hours at time of accident

Engine Manufacturer:

Lycoming

ELT:

Not installed

Engine Model/Series:

HIO-360-D1A

Registered Owner:

Dutton Snubber Inc

Rated Power:

190 hp

Operator:

On file

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

None

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

Visual Conditions

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation:

 

Distance from Accident Site:

 

Observation Time:

 

Direction from Accident Site:

 

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Clear

Visibility

 

Lowest Ceiling:

 

Visibility (RVR):

 

Wind Speed/Gusts:

/

Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:

/

Wind Direction:

 

Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:

/

Altimeter Setting:

 

Temperature/Dew Point:

 

Precipitation and Obscuration:

 

Departure Point:

Sheffield, TX (PVT)

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

 

Destination:

Sheffield, TX (PVT)

Type of Clearance:

None

Departure Time:

 CDT

Type of Airspace:

Class G

 

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 None

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

1 None

Latitude, Longitude:

30.653889, -101.787500

 


Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

David S Williams

Additional Participating Persons:

Corey Wehmeyer; FAA; Lubbock, TX

Note:

This accident report documents the factual circumstances of this accident as described to the NTSB.

Investigation Docket:

http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/dockList.cfm?mKey=101469





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