Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hughes 269A, N9020M: Accident occurred March 10, 2018 in Fort Caroline, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Sky Pro Industries Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA159
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Duval County, FL
Aircraft: HUGHES 269, registration: N9020M

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 crashed onto bank of river and inverted.

Date: 10-MAR-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N9020M
Aircraft Make: HUGHES
Aircraft Model: 269A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police and rescue personnel are at the scene of a helicopter that crashed in an open field Fort Caroline Road near the St. Johns River.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the one person in the helicopter was able to walk walk away without injury.

The crash is in the St. Johns Landing Estates neighborhood, with is about halfway between the Dames Point Bridge and the Fort Caroline National Memorial.

According to Federal Aviation Authority information, the Hughes 269A helicopter was built in 1964. It was most recently certified by the FAA in April 2017.

Records show it is owned by Skypro Industries in Jacksonville. 

Original article can be found here ➤

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a helicopter crash in the St. Johns Bluff area.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the crash happened near the Fulton boat ramp in the St. Johns Landing Estates neighborhood.

One person was in the ultralight aircraft  and has no injuries, JSO said.

The Florida Aviation Authority will be handling the investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A pilot suffered no injuries Saturday after crashing a helicopter near the Fulton boat ramp in Fort Caroline, according to emergency personnel.

JFRD and JSO quickly responded to the crash site after JSO saw the aircraft coming down, according to tweets by JFRD.

The helicopter looks to have sustained significant damage from the crash, and JFRD said the pilot "remarkably" had no injuries.

Original article can be found here ➤

Jacksonville police said a pilot escaped injury when his small helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon in an empty field near the Fulton Boat Ramp in Fort Caroline.

The helicopter went down about 3 p.m. in the St. Johns Landing Estates neighborhood. No injuries were reported to people on the ground, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The crew of a Sheriff’s Office helicopter saw the crash and landed to render aid, according to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department personnel who also arrived quickly.

Built in 1964, the Hughes 269A helicopter was registered to Skypro Industries LLC in Jacksonville, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Company officials couldn’t be reached for comment. The Sheriff’s Office didn’t release the pilot’s name. Police said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking at the video, it seems clear that the pilot was a TIM VITO? Always interesting that the Sheriff Department didn’t want to identify the pilot? Obviously it will come out within a year in NTSB report? No fire? Sheriff pilots watched the engine shutdown while still in flight? Maybe check the Fuel next time??