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NTSB Preliminary Report: Des Moines, IA

 

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Accident Number:

CEN20LA261

Date & Time:

07/03/2020, 1937 CDT

Registration:

N282SH

Aircraft:

Enstrom 280

Injuries:

1 Minor

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 3, 2020, at 1920 central daylight time, an Enstrom 280FX, N282SH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Des Moines, Iowa. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated during final approach for landing, both the rotor speed and engine speed descended below the green arc, and the low speed alarm sounded. The rotor speed and engine speed remained in synchronization and decreased at the same rate. The pilot stated he added throttle but neither the rotor speed nor the engine speed increased. He thought that the helicopter lost engine power and performed an autorotation. The helicopter impacted terrain about one mile south of Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

Enstrom

Registration:

N282SH

Model/Series:

280 FX

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

Pilot

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:

None

Departure Point:

Burlington, IA (BRL)

Destination:

Des Moines, IA (DSM)

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 Minor

Aircraft Damage:

Destroyed

Passenger Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

1 Minor

Latitude, Longitude:

41.518333, -93.682500 (est)

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

Mitchell F Gallo

Additional Participating Persons:

 

Note:

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

 





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