Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bell 206B, registered to and operated by Woodley Aerial Leasing LLC, N224KM: Accident occurred July 06, 2018 in Bentley, Hancock County, Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Bentley, IL
Accident Number: CEN18LA260
Date & Time: 07/06/2018, 1715 CDT
Registration: N224KM
Aircraft: Bell 206
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 6, 2018, about 1715 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N224KM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Bentley, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Woodley Aerial Leasing LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed about 1705 from a load truck near Bentley, Illinois.

According to the pilot, he departed the load truck and flew about 1.5 miles east to an application area. While in a turn, he noticed the fuel pressure light illuminate. After initiating a climb, he stated the fuel quantity gage indicated 15 gallons and the fuel pressure gage indicated 0 pounds per square inch. The pilot initiated an autorotation in preparation for a forced landing. During touchdown, the helicopter nosed over, which damaged the main and tail rotors. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N224KM
Model/Series: 206 B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEOK, 671 ft msl
Observation Time: 1715 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / 12 knots, 60°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.3 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bentley, IL
Destination: Bentley, IL 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.330000, -91.180000 (est)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

#4 Helicopter accident.Talk about the wrong stuff.