Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bell 206B, N408MR: Incident occurred February 24, 2020 in Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Rotorcraft made an emergency landing on the marine docks at a resort. 

New York Helicopter Charter Inc

Date: 25-FEB-20
Time: 01:34:00Z
Regis#: N408MR
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135

KEY LARGO, Florida (WSVN) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a helicopter from Miami unexpectedly landed at a Key Largo resort.

The Bell 206B landed at the Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort, located at 103800 Overseas Highway, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Monday.

Two Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies noticed the helicopter flying low and followed it to the resort.

The commercial pilot and four passengers on board the helicopter were not injured.

MCSO officials said the rotorcraft is operated by the company Miami Helicopter.

An employee at the hotel told the deputies they were not expecting a helicopter to land on the property.

The pilot told deputies Miami Helicopter made arrangements with Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort to fly the customers in for dinner and to fly them back to Miami after.

Federal Aviation Administration officials were then notified of the incident.

The rotorcraft was grounded for the night pending investigation into whether all federal protocols and procedures were followed for the landing.

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