Saturday, October 27, 2018

Bell OH-58A Kiowa, N1032F: Accident occurred October 27, 2018 in Reno, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Washoe County Sheriff's Office

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA039
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Carson City, NV
Aircraft: Bell OH 58A, registration: N1032F

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 struck powerlines.

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N1032F
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: OH 58A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PUBLIC USE
City: RENO

CARSON CITY, Nevada (KOLO)-- 5:47 p.m. update: The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District will patrol the Duck Hill Fire and monitor it overnight.

Hand crews will also remain on scene with water hoses as winds are expected to pick up overnight.

Sunday is forecast as a Red Flag Day for higher fire risk.

Electricity has been restored to almost all the homes in the area.

5:18 p.m. update:  The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said some lanes of northbound Interstate 580 are being opened again so Carson City traffic can drive to Reno.

The southbound Interstate 580 lanes are also open.

4:01 p.m. update: Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Raven was providing support for Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Carson City to hold a rally for Sen. Dean Heller when it hit a power line and had to make an emergency landing, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

The pilot of the Sikorsky H60 did a controlled landing on the northbound lane of Interstate 580 and then the fire started, the FAA said.

There were no reported injuries.

The Lakeview area is without power. NV Energy expects to restore power by 5:30 p.m.

3:35 p.m. update:  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Raven started the fire on Duck Hill after hitting a power line and making an emergency landing, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

No other details were released.

Interstate 580 is closed in both directions from Carson City to the south end of Washoe Lake.

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District reports the fire is 5 acres with a slow rate of spread and crews are getting a handle on it.

No buildings are threatened by the fire.

Original story:  There is a fire on Duck Hill north of Carson City.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports that Interstate 580 is shut down in both directions due to the brush fire and due to a downed power line.

The fire is near Interstate 580 and Eastlake Boulevard.

It is burning in Washoe County at the south end of Washoe Valley.

Original article can be found here ➤

CARSON CITY, Nevada (News 4 & Fox 11) —   A five-acre brush fire in Washoe Valley was started after the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Raven helicopter hit a power line and then made an emergency landing on Saturday, Oct. 27.

There are no reports of any injuries.

It happened just before 3 p.m. and fire crews were able to extinguish the fire before it damaged any structures.

According to the sheriff's office, Raven was flying as part of Vice President Mike Pence's motorcade that was heading to Carson City for a Republican rally.

The southbound lanes of I-580 have been reopened with no restrictions. The northbound lanes are also back open, with one section in the far right lane shut down where the helicopter is located.

About 215 NV Energy customers in the Lakeview community are without power. NV Energy is one the scene working to restore power.

Fire crews are on the scene mopping up.

Original article can be found here ➤

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