Friday, August 25, 2017

Robinson R22 BETA, N7198J: Accident occurred August 24, 2017 at Bremerton National Airport (KPWT), Kitsap County, Washington

Emerald City Aircraft Leasing Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA509
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Bremerton, WA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22, registration: N7198J

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Rotorcraft rolled over upon landing.

Date: 24-AUG-17
Time: 21:23:00Z
Regis#: N7198J
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

An aspiring helicopter pilot attempting his first solo flight Thursday afternoon crashed at the Bremerton National Airport, totaling the aircraft. 

No injuries were reported. 

Police were called to the airport on Highway 3 at 2:20 p.m. when a skid on the side of the helicopter caught the ground, causing it to tip over while taking off, according to Bremerton police.

The pilot’s instructor was on scene at the time. 

The helicopter is owned by a leasing company out of Port Orchard.

Original article can be found here ➤

A student pilot walked away without injuries after crash-landing a helicopter near the Bremerton National Airport.

The helicopter crashed shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, according to Battalion Chief Jon Gudmundsen with South Kitsap Fire & Rescue.

The first crews to the scene found the two-seat helicopter on the ground, laying on its side. 

The pilot was already Crews from the Port of Bremerton secured a minor fuel leak.

The age and experience of the student pilot was not released. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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