Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Robinson R22, N8560A: Accident occurred November 04, 2019 at Smoketown Airport (S37), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown

Smoketown Helicopters LLC


NTSB Identification: GAA20CA060
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 04, 2019 in Smoketown, PA
Aircraft: Robinson R22, registration: N8560A

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 back skid caught grass on landing and rolled over on its side.

Date: 04-NOV-19
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N8560A
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

SMOKETOWN, Pennsylvania  — A helicopter crashed Monday morning at Smoketown Airport in Lancaster County, according to the airport manager.

The aircraft went down shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday at the airport in East Lampeter Township.

According to the airport manager, the helicopter was being used for training.

The rotorcraft came down a little hard in the wind and tipped over, the manager said.

The manager said a flight instructor and student pilot who were on board weren't hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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