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May
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Covelo, California

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, he was conducting a local area photography/video flight with passengers. Before departure he had removed the doors and provided a preflight safety briefing, which included briefing his passengers on securing their belongings. While in cruise flight, a passenger’s jacked departed the helicopter and became lodged on the synchronized elevator. The pilot simultaneously felt an impact and noted resistance against the cyclic control. A precautionary landing was made without further incident. The tail rotor drive shaft was substantially damaged.

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Tags: California Covelo NTSB Report
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Apr
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Truckee, California

Posted by Admin

On November 30, 2017, at 1540 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) R22, N47WH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Truckee, California. The two pilots were seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Tags: California NTSB Truckee
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Nov
04
2021

NTSB Final Report: Two Harbors, California

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The pilot of the helicopter was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) cross-country flight from which he failed to return as planned. Radar data depicted the helicopter about 375 ft above ground level and 117 knots with no sudden airspeed or altitude diversions before it impacted an island hillside. The wreckage was located the following day, significantly fragmented and consumed by a postimpact fire. Ground scars and the wreckage distribution were consistent with collision with terrain in a level flight attitude. There was no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the helicopter.

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Tags: California NTSB Report Two Harbors
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