Monday, May 07, 2018

Robinson R44, N444VH, s registered to and operated by a corporation: Accident occurred May 04, 2018 at East Troy Municipal Airport (57C), Walworth County, Wisconsin

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: East Troy, WI
Accident Number: CEN18LA158
Date & Time: 05/04/2018, 1155 CDT
Registration: N444VH
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On May 4, 2018, about 1155 central daylight time, a Robinson R44, N444VH, experienced a loss of engine power during taxi at East Troy Municipal Airport (57C), East Troy, Wisconsin. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor. The student pilot and instructor were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a corporation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a training flight for Part 137 agricultural operations. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: ROBINSON HELICOPTER
Registration: N444VH
Model/Series: R44 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
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