Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Robinson R44, N99RW, Atlas Aviation LP: Accident occurred December 05, 2017 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Atlas Aviation LP:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA072
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 05, 2017 in Fort Pierce, FL
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44, registration: N99RW

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 landed hard on helipad. Flipped over. Sustained tail strike. 

Date: 05-DEC-17
Time: 18:08:00Z
Regis#: N99RW
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A helicopter crashed near Fort Pierce Monday afternoon, the St. Lucie County Fire District says.

Fire rescue responded to the crash around at 1:08 p.m. at the Treasure Coast International Airport.

Two people were onboard the helicopter when it crashed and no injuries were reported.

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