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NTSB Preliminary Report: Venice, LA

 

Location:

Venice, LA

Accident Number:

CEN20LA282

Date & Time:

07/08/2020, 1000 CDT

Registration:

N7186K

Aircraft:

Robinson R22

Injuries:

1 None

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 91: General Aviation - Business

On July 8, 2020, a Robinson R-22 helicopter, N7186K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Venice, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

The pilot was conducting an alligator nesting survey at about 30 ft above the ground (AGL) when there was a partial loss of engine power. He successfully autorotated to the swampy terrain where the helicopter settled to the left when the left skid sunk into the ground. The main rotor blades subsequently impacted the ground. The main rotor pitch links were damaged when the main rotors hit the ground, substantially damaging the helicopter. The helicopter was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

Robinson

Registration:

N7186K

Model/Series:

R22 BETA

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

On file

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

None

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

 

Condition of Light:

 

Observation Facility, Elevation:

 

Observation Time:

 

Distance from Accident Site:

 

Temperature/Dew Point:

 

Lowest Cloud Condition:

 

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

/ ,

Lowest Ceiling:

 

Visibility

 

Altimeter Setting:

 

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

 

Departure Point:

 

Destination:

 

 

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:

29.480000, -89.341667 (est)

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

Daniel Baker

Additional Participating Persons:

 

Note:

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this accident.





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