Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Robinson R44, N7186P: Accident occurred August 20, 2019 - Cypress Island, Skagit County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

Peregrine Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N7186P

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA509
14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Cypress Island, WA
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N7186P

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.

Aircraft struck object and crashed in the water.

Date: 21-AUG-19
Time: 02:45:00Z
Regis#: N7186P
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CYPRESS ISLAND
State: WASHINGTON

CYPRESS ISLAND, Washington – Three people escaped with minor injuries from a helicopter crash at Cypress Island Tuesday evening.

A spokesman from Coast Guard Station Bellingham reports a crew responded after the helicopter went down at about 7 p.m.

People aboard were shooting footage for a commercial when the aircraft clipped a tree and ended up in the water on the north side of Cypress Island.

The Coast Guard rescued three people including the pilot.

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

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