Friday, May 24, 2019

Bell 206B, N158H: Accident occurred May 23, 2019 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois

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

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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA278
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Pittsfield, IL
Aircraft: Bell 206, registration: N158H

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.

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 23-MAY-19
Time: 17:25:00Z
Regis#: N158H
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 137

PITTSFIELD, Illinois (WGEM) — The pilot of a helicopter walked away after it crashed on Thursday in Pike County, Illinois.

Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood stated that a helicopter being flown by Reiss Herbert, 26, of Perry, Louisiana, crashed shortly before 11:40 a.m. in a field north of Pittsfield while spraying a wheat field.

Greenwood stated that Herbert was uninjured in the crash of the Bell 206 Helicopter.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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