Sunday, October 7, 2018

Enstrom F-28F Falcon, N380SH: Accident occurred October 07, 2018 in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Delaware

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

Rotorcraft made a hard landing.

J&J Shop Heliair LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N380SH

Date: 07-OCT-18
Time: 21:54:00Z
Regis#:
Aircraft Make: ENSTROM
Aircraft Model: F 28C
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BRIDGEVILLE
State: DELAWARE





A helicopter crash-landed in a soybean field near Bridgeville Sunday afternoon. 

There were four people in the helicopter including the pilot, according to State Police. The passengers, a 41-year-old woman from Lewes and two children ages 7 and 4, were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a precaution but were not injured. 

The crash took place during a fall festival at Evans Farms on Seashore Highway, police said. The helicopter, a 1981 Enstrom FA28C with approximately 15 gallons of fuel, took off about 1:37 p.m. The pilot, 62, of Bridgeville, reported the rotorcraft lost power as he cleared irrigation and electrical lines, according to State Police.

The helicopter traveled approximately 300 yards east before making a hard landing in an adjacent soybean field, State Police said. 

J&J Shop Heliair was scheduled to provide helicopter rides at the festival, according to Evans Farms' website. 

The helicopter tour company could not immediately be reached for comment. According to its website, owner Jay James and his staff of five pilots give tours in both Maryland and Delaware, as well as offering flying lessons. 

They have locations in Milton and Berlin, Maryland. 

Evans Farms also could not immediately be reached for comment. 

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash, State Police said.

Original article ➤ https://www.delawareonline.com

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