Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Robinson R66 Turbine, N766WC: Accident occurred April 20, 2019 in St. Jacob, Madison County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

Struck a power line and crashed in a field.

Skyline Helicopters LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N766WC

Date: 21-APR-19
Time: 01:30:00Z
Regis#: N766WC
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R66
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 137
City: ST JACOB
State: ILLINOIS

ST. JACOB, Illinois – Saturday evening around 7:30 pm, a small helicopter was spraying a field when it clipped a power line and crashed.  The incident happened in the 10000 block of West Asper Road in rural Madison County near St. Jacob Illinois.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office tells Fox 2/News 11 the pilot suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The sheriff’s office has secured the scene and notified the FAA and NTSB of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://fox2now.com

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