Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hughes 369D, N89ZC: Incident occurred August 22, 2018 in Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

DAH Aircraft LLC

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA506
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Aircraft: Hughes 369, registration: N89ZC

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Struck power line and landed safely in a yard.

Date: 22-AUG-18
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N89ZC
Aircraft Make: HUGHES
Aircraft Model: 369D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Operation: 91

Elk County, Pa. - A helicopter was forced to land just outside of Ridgway on Route 120 around 12:30 p.m. today.

Officials with West Penn say the helicopter was contracted to look for damage after yesterday's storm.

We're told the helicopter came in contact with a power line but the pilot was able to land in a nearby yard.

West Penn contracts the helicopters to trim trees and inspect hard to reach areas on a regular basis.

There were no injuries and no power outages.

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