Thursday, March 02, 2017

Eurocopter AS350B3, N858MB

AIRCRAFT: 2014 Eurocopter AS350B3, N858MB     SN: 7842

ENGINE - M&M, S/N: Turbomeca Arriel 2D     SN: 50502

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

ENGINE: 336.1


OTHER EQUIPMENT:   Medical equipment is not included with the salvage.

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On October 23, 2016, aircraft responded to a motor vehicle accident and was waiting for the patient to be loaded for transport. The first responders were having a difficult time intubating the patient so the pilot shut down the engine and walked around the helicopter. At that point, an alleged drunk driver broke through the police barrier and struck a fire truck and then the helicopter, causing it to roll on its side.

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