Monday, April 23, 2018

Bell 206B JetRanger, N49643: Accident occurred May 04, 2019 in Oxnard, Ventura County, California ● Incident occurred April 20, 2018 in Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California

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

Crashed in a field due to unknown circumstances. 

Aspen Helicopters AG Helicopters Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N49643

Date: 04-MAY-19
Time: 16:55:00Z
Regis#: N49643
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: OXNARD
State: CALIFORNIA


One person was injured when a helicopter crashed near Oxnard on Saturday morning.

The crash was reported at 9:44 a.m. An agricultural worker witnessed the helicopter going down near a nursery off Gonzales Road and Victoria Avenue, according to the Oxnard Fire Department.

On the ground, the helicopter was in flames and set off a small grass fire, said Oxnard Fire Department Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez. Firefighters had doused the blaze.

The pilot was able to climb out of the helicopter before rescue crews arrived. He suffered a leg injury and was taken to a hospital, Martinez said. The injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

It appeared he was crop dusting the nursery area when the crash happened, he said.

The area is near three jurisdictions, and engines from the city of Ventura, Oxnard and Ventura County fire departments responded.

"We still have engines from all three agencies on scene," said Capt. Stan Ziegler from the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters would remain there until they made sure the fire was out. There was no fuel spill or hazardous materials issue, he said.

It was unclear what caused the crash, according to early reports. The FAA was expected to investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.vcstar.com







Firefighters responded to a helicopter crash in a field in Oxnard Saturday morning, the Oxnard Fire Department said.

The crash was reported at about 9:40 a.m. near the intersection of West Gonzales Road and North Victoria Avenue, according to authorities.

When crews responded, they found a helicopter down and on fire in the field, Oxnard Fire Department Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez said.

The pilot, a man in his 40s, had extricated himself out of the aircraft before first responders arrived, and was suffering from "lower extremity injuries" that were not life-threatening, Martinez said.

The man was assessed at the scene and transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The crash started a small grass fire that was put out, according to fire officials.

Photos showed firefighters working at the scene of the crash where debris covered a small grass field that was charred black from the fire.

The helicopter appeared to have been part of a nearby crop-dusting operation, Martinez said.

No other injuries were reported.

It is unknown what caused the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://ktla.com

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

April 20, 2018:  Rotorcraft struck a powerline, landed without incident.

Date: 20-APR-18
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N49643
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 133
City: GOLETA
State: CALIFORNIA

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