Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sikorsky S-58JT, N827MW: Incident occurred November 10, 2019 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

Aircraft clipped a parked semi-truck during external lift operations.

Midwest Truxton International Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N827MW


Date: 10-NOV-19
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N827MW
Aircraft Make: SIKORSKY
Aircraft Model: SK-58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 133
City: LEBANON
State: INDIANA




LEBANON — Minor injuries were reported after a helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon near a Lebanon business.

According to information from the Lebanon Police Department, the helicopter crashed sometime after 1 p.m. near XPO Logistics at 135 S. Mt. Zion Road. The helicopter is a Sikorsky SK-58, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Three people coming from Chicago were aboard the helicopter when it attempted to land, LPD Lt. Ben Phelps said. The pilot suffered minor injuries and is receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The crew was contracted to do work at XPO Logistics, Phelps said.

Crews were going to use the helicopter for a heavy lift operation, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It appears crews were attempting to land the helicopter when a blade struck a semi-trailer.

Federal Aviation Administration investigators will take over the investigation, Phelps said.

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

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