Saturday, August 11, 2018

Robinson R22 Beta, N92TR: Accident occurred August 10, 2018 near Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N), Cape May County, New Jersey

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

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA483
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 10, 2018 in Ocean City, NJ
Aircraft: Robinson R22, registration: N92TR

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.

Rotorcraft force landed in a marsh due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 10-AUG-18
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N92TR
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22 BETA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

A student pilot and her flight instructor were hurt Friday morning when their helicopter crashed into a marsh near the runaway at Ocean City Municipal Airport, officials said.

The Robinson R22 made a hard landing around 9:30 a.m, according to Ocean City police and the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane's owner, Harvey Shubart, 62, of Doylestown, Pa. was teaching Carol Gray, 64, of Bear, Delaware how to hover when they lost control and went down on the west side of the tarmac.

Both were able to exit the helicopter on their own. They were taken to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point to be treated for injuries not considered life-threatening. 

Video footage shows the damaged helicopter on its side with damage to its rotors. A witness said the helicopter was hovering above the grassy marsh before it crashed. 

Shubart has been a commercial pilot since 2014, according to records.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. (WPVI) -- A helicopter with a student pilot and an instructor aboard crashed at a small airport in southern New Jersey, leaving both injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter ended up in a marsh area west of Ocean City Municipal Airport around 9:30 a.m. Friday. It apparently had taken off a short time earlier.

The occupants were identified as Harvey Shubart, 62, of Doylestown, Pa. and Ocean City, and Carol Gray, 64, of Bear, Del.

Police say Shubart is the owner of the helicopter and a flight instructor. Shubart was teaching Gray how to hover when they lost control and made a hard landing in the marshes, according to investigators.

They were the only occupants of the rotorcraft, police said. Both Shubart and Gray were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the NTSB and FAA.

The helicopter was heavily damaged in the incident, ending up on its side with damage to its rotors.

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