Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Robinson R44 II, N440EM: Accident occurred August 03, 2019 in Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Location: Lyons, NE
Accident Number: CEN19LA250
Date & Time: 08/03/2019, 1615 CDT
Registration: N440EM
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 3, 2019, at 1615 central daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N440EM, experienced a loss of engine power while performing reconnaissance of an agricultural field at 100-125 feet above ground level near Lyons, Nebraska. The helicopter impacted the ground during an attempted recovery by the pilot. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The airline transport pilot received minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by an individual under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from an unknown location and an unknown time. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N440EM
Model/Series: R44 II
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: TQE, 1027 ft msl
Observation Time: 1554 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 11000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 41.937500, -96.473056 (est)

1 comment:

  1. Well, they are the best selling chopper in the country, so you are going to have incidents, accidents and catastrophes.