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NTSB Preliminary Report: Palm Beach, FL

Location:

Palm Beach, FL

Accident Number:

ERA22LA231

Date & Time:

May 19, 2022, 12:10 Local

Registration:

N448JM

Aircraft:

Eurocopter AS355

Injuries:

1 None

 

Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

Eurocopter

Registration:

N448JM

Model/Series:

AS355 N

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

Operator:

On file

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

None

Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

VMC

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation:

BCT,13 ft msl

Observation Time:

11:53 Local

Distance from Accident Site:

5 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

32°C /23°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Scattered / 5000 ft AGL

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

6 knots / , 120°

Lowest Ceiling:

 

Visibility:

10 miles

Altimeter Setting:

30.03 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

None

Departure Point:

West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

Destination:

North Perry, FL (HWO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 None

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

 

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

1 None

Latitude, Longitude:

26.448361,-80.058922

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Spencer, Lynn

Administrative Information

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

Note:

Additional Participating Persons:     Rick Beckstrom; FAA; Miramar, FL