Friday, August 2, 2019

Robinson R44 Raven II, N3066T: Accident occurred July 31, 2019 in Fessenden, Wells County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Executive Air Taxi Corporation

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA473
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Fessenden, ND
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N3066T

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 crashed in a field after hitting power lines.

Date: 31-JUL-19
Time: 13:35:00Z
Regis#: N3066T
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137

FESSENDEN, North Dakota — A pilot suffered minor injuries after a helicopter crash south of Fessenden, North Dakota.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday they responded to a crash 4.5 miles south of Fessenden along Highway 52.

The Robinson R44 Raven II was spraying waterways by Highway 52.

When the pilot attempted to go under the powerlines the blades caught the lines.

The helicopter crashed in a field about 200 yards from the roadway.

The pilot, 49 year old, Michael Hamouz of Willowbrook, Illinois, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance as a precaution.

The Wells County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the accident.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

Robinson crashes are an almost daily occurrence.

Anonymous said...

Your point is?

Anonymous said...

Robinson R44 = America's Deadliest Helicopters.
The Robinson R44 led all major models with the highest fatal accident rate from 2006 to 2016... it has a long, long history of deadly crashes.

Anonymous said...

Big deal. Look at flight hours. Number of ships out there.
Grow up. Arm chair punk.

Anonymous said...

The things that concerns me is that descending from a relatively low altitude I was surprised at how badly and quickly the Robinson helicopter caught on fire.

Anonymous said...

There is more than enough to worry about - Robinson is not high on the list...

Anonymous said...

Robinson Helicopter Company, located in Torrance, California, declined to comment on the matter.

Anonymous said...

Hey all you Robby-haters- he hit wires! How is that the chopper's fault?