Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Continental Copters Inc Tomcat MK5A, registered to and operated by Scott's Helicopter Service Inc, N9005T: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 in Le Sueur, Minnesota

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Location: Le Sueur, MN
Accident Number: CEN18LA300
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 2100 CDT
Registration: N9005T
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 26, 2018, at 2100 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Inc. Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field about six miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Scott's Helicopter Service Inc., under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Hastings, Minnesota and was destined to Le Sueur, Minnesota. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N9005T
Model/Series: TOMCAT MK5A
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Scott's Helicopter Service Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: MKT, 1021 ft msl
Observation Time: 2056 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hastings, MN
Destination: Le Sueur, MN

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
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