Sunday, September 24, 2017

Robinson R22 BETA, N177SR, Nanco Helicopters: Accident occurred September 24, 2017 at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (KSBA), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Tumbleweed Leasing Company Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA551
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22, registration: N177SR

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.

Aircraft collided with the ground while practicing low level hovering.

Date: 24-SEP-17
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N177SR
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91

Helicopter crash at Santa Barbara Airport
September 24, 2017

A small helicopter crashed on Sunday morning at the Santa Barbara Airport. 

Airport rescue firefighters were notified of the incident at approximately 9:30 am and responded to a helicopter down in the slough just west of runway 15 Right. 

Additional emergency crews from Santa Barbara City and Santa Barbara County Fire Departments responded to assist. 

Minor to moderate injuries were reported to the two occupants.

The incident is under investigation. 

There is no further information at this time.

Updated information will be provided when available.

Kevin Corbett
Engineer / Public Information Officer
Santa Barbara City Fire Department

Two people were injured in a small helicopter crash at the Santa Barbara Airport Sunday morning. 

According to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department Facebook page, the incident happened at 9:30 a.m., down in the slough just west of runway 15 right. 

Minor to moderate injuries were reported. Additional information and identities on the two hurt were not made immediately available. 

Santa Barbara City and Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the incident. 

Events leading up to the crash are unknown at this time.  

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