Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Eurocopter EC.130-T2, N130TG: Accident occurred August 03, 2018 in Mullen, Hooker County, Nebraska

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N130TG

Location: Mullen, NE
Accident Number: CEN18TA314
Date & Time: 08/03/2018, 1545 MDT
Registration: N130TG
Aircraft: AIRBUS EC 130 T2
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 3, 2018, about 1545 mountain daylight time, a Airbus EC 130 T2 helicopter, N130TG, lost control while maneuvering near the Dismal River Golf Club, southwest of Mullen, Nebraska. The private pilot was not injured and the passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

According the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the helicopter was maneuvering over the golf course. The helicopter banked to the left and the pilot lost tail rotor authority. The helicopter rotated clockwise 3 to 4 times before impacting terrain. The main rotor and fuselage were substantially damaged during the impact. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Registration: N130TG
Model/Series: EC 130 T2
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time: 1545 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 87°C / 65°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 26.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mullen, NE
Destination: Mullen, NE

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.861111, -101.289444 (est)

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