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NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

Location:

Leghighton, PA

Accident Number:

ERA22LA357

Date & Time:

August 3, 2022, 12:50 Local

Registration:

N45CA

Aircraft:

ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44

Injuries:

1 Serious, 2 None

Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

ROBINSON HELICOPTER

Registration:

N45CA

Model/Series:

R44

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

Operator:

 

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:

KABE,385 ft msl

Observation Time:

12:51 Local

Distance from Accident Site:

17 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

29°C /15°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Clear

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

/ ,

Lowest Ceiling:

None

Visibility:

10 miles

Altimeter Setting:

30.03 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

None

Departure Point:

Leghighton, PA

Destination:

Leghighton, PA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 None

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

1 Serious, 1 None

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

 

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

1 Serious, 2 None

Latitude, Longitude:

40.833888,-75.742222 (est)

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Rayner, Brian

Additional Participating Persons:     Nicholas Geiser; FAA FSDO; Allentown, PA

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

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