Friday, September 22, 2017

Safari Kit Helicopter, N186KW: Accident occurred September 21, 2017 at Fayetteville Regional Airport (KFAY), Cumberland County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA555
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Fayetteville, NC
Aircraft: Godwin Jeff E Safari, registration: N186KW

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 lost control during practice maneuvers.

Date: 21-SEP-17
Time: 22:58:00Z
Regis#: N186KW
Aircraft Model: HXB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91

A small helicopter crash landed at the airport about 7 p.m. Thursday evening when it was trying to take off, the Fayetteville Fire Department said.

The pilot walked away without injuries, Capt. Justin Nobles of the Fire Department said. 

The cause of the crash is not known.

 The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, Nobles said.

The red, two-seat helicopter had just gotten off the ground when it had a mid-air emergency, Nobles said. 

The pilot quickly brought the aircraft back to the ground, but it landed hard and skidded about 25 feet and buckled.

Although multiple fire departments, police and EMS ambulances were initially dispatched to the crash, most were canceled once the first crews arrived and saw the response was not needed.

Two trucks from the Fire Department’s station at the airport were parked near the helicopter.

There was damage to the landing skids and rotor blades, Nobles said. 

The Fire Department’s hazardous materials team and responding units removed the fuel from helicopter’s two 28-gallon fuel tanks due to a minor fuel leak.

Original article can be found here ➤

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A helicopter crashed Thursday evening while taking off at the Fayetteville Regional Airport, officials confirmed.

The two-seater went down around 7 p.m., officials said.

One person was on board, but escaped without injury.

The chopper was a private, experimental model.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

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