Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Eurocopter AS350-B3, N3831: Incident occurred April 02, 2018 in Redington Pass, Pima County, Arizona and Incident occurred September 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Air Methods Corporation:  http://registry.faa.gov/N3831

Rotorcraft advised engine failure and going down.

Date: 02-APR-18
Time: 21:08:00Z
Regis#: N3831
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: AS 350 B3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT (UND)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: AIR METHODS
City: TUCSON
State: ARIZONA

Phoenix, Arizona
September 11, 2014

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OPS: PHOENIX, ARIZONA 

UAS INCIDENT/1800P/N3831, EUROCOPTER AS350.

REPORTED A UAS WHILE NORTHBOUND AT 2,000 FEET 7 SOUTH DEER VALLEY AIRPORT. 

UAV WAS CROSSING LEFT TO RIGHT THEN TURNED SOUTHBOUND AT 1,900 FEET. 

NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED.



TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Redington Road is back open, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, after an emergency landing of a helicopter forced the road to close. 

Travel is a single lane by the helicopter, so drivers should use caution in the area. 

A medical helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Redington Pass Monday, April 2.

A patient was on board, but he or she was not injured and was later picked up by another helicopter and brought to Tucson.

A Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman said the helicopter had a mechanical issues but it landed fine and did not crash.

The pilot was also not injured.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com

A LifeNet medical helicopter made an emergency landing Monday afternoon in Redington Pass.

A crew and a patient were aboard the helicopter, but no injuries were reported as a result of the emergency landing, said Dep. James Allerton, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department. The patient was picked up by another helicopter and taken to a hospital. 

An unspecified engine failure led to the emergency landing, Allerton said.


The helicopter landed near milepost two on Redington Road, he said. The road was closed Monday afternoon. 

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