Monday, July 11, 2016

Schweizer 269C-1, RDJ Brothers Trucking Inc., N1624B: Incident occurred July 09, 2016 in Polson, Lake County, Montana











AIRCRAFT:   Schweizer 269C-1 SN# 0204  N1624B

ENGINE – Lycoming HIO-360-G1A   SN# L-32791-51A           

PROPELLER – N/A

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:  2,261.7 TTSN  

PROPELLER:      N/A             

AIRFRAME:  4,537.1 TTSN                    

OTHER EQUIPMENT:  Garmin GNS-430, King KT-76A            

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 7/9 helicopter clipped an electrical line followed by a hard landing with main rotors striking a tall fence post. 

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: A main rotor blades have damage from wire and pole strikes, helicopter landing skids stressed, fuselage deformed.   Inspection recommended              

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Beegles Aircraft in Greeley, CO           

REMARKS:  Main rotor blades removed for transport  


Read more here:      http://www.avclaims.com/N1624B.htm 

RDJ BROTHERS TRUCKING INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N1624B

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Helena FSDO-05

Date: 09-JUL-16
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N1624B
Aircraft Make: SCHWEIZER
Aircraft Model: 269C
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: Aerial Application
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: POLSON
State: Montana

N1624B SCHWEIZER H269 HELICOPTER STRUCK A POWERLINE DURING AERIAL OPERATION, NEAR POLSON, MONTANA.

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