Friday, June 28, 2019

McDonnell Douglas MD369E, N500SC: Accident occurred June 26, 2019 at Summerville Airport (KDYB), South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

https://registry.faa.gov/N500SC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA403
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Summersville, SC
Aircraft: Md Helicopter 369, registration: N500SC

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 was taxiing to refuel and spun into the ground.

Date: 26-JUN-19
Time: 20:37:00Z
Regis#: N500SC
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: 369
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: SUMMERVILLE
State: SOUTH CAROLINA



DORCHESTER COUNTY, South Carolina (WCBD) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has confirmed that the pilot, and only occupant, in a helicopter crash that happened on Wednesday at Summerville Airport has been released from the hospital.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry said the pilot was treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

According to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac, the crash involved a McDonald Douglas 369E helicopter. It occurred at 3:37 p.m. at the airport, located on Greyback Road in Dorchester County.

Berry told News 2 the helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities when it crashed.

The agency was conducting marijuana eradication flights with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina National Guard Governor’s Counter-Drug Task Force on Wednesday.

This is the first crash of a SLED helicopter in the agency’s history.

The helicopter was seen being hauled away from the crash site on Thursday afternoon.

The FAA will investigate the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the accident.

Story and video ➤ https://www.counton2.com



CHARLESTON, South Carolina  (WCSC) - A pilot has been released from the hospital after a SLED helicopter crashed at Summerville Airport.

According to SLED officials, the crash happened at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The pilot, and only occupant, was injured and transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

SLED officials say the helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities along with the South Carolina National Guard and the Governor’s Counter-Drug Task Force to conduct marijuana eradication flights throughout Dorchester County.

“This is the first crash of a SLED helicopter in the agency’s history,” SLED officials said in a statement.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.live5news.com



A State Law Enforcement Division helicopter crashed in Dorchester County Wednesday afternoon, leaving the pilot injured.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at Summerville Airport, said Thom Berry, a SLED spokesman. The pilot was the only occupant and was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“The helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities,” Berry said. “This is the first crash of a SLED helicopter in the agency’s history.”

As of early Wednesday night, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were gathering information on the crash, said Terry Williams, an NTSB spokesman.

The helicopter was a McDonnell Douglas 369E, said Arlene Salac, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the incident.

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

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There has to be an award somewhere for 'Creativity' ... I nominate this accident.

Glad you weren't seriously hurt.

Anonymous said...

Hope they don’t go for legalization of weed. All of the fun could go away. Maybe put some patrol people out on the streets with the funds saved.