Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Schweizer 269C, N202CC: Accident occurred June 23, 2020 near North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Location: North Las Vegas, NV 
Accident Number: WPR20LA190
Date & Time: June 23, 2020, 09:35 Local 
Registration: N202CC
Aircraft: Schweizer 269C
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 23, 2020, at 0935 Pacific daylight time, a Schweizer 269C, N202CC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), Las Vegas, Nevada. The certified flight instructor and student were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the certified flight instructor, they were returning to the airport following air work in the training area. At 4,000 ft (msl), the flight instructor conducted a simulated engine failure, and the student entered an autorotation. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter lost engine power and the flight instructor assumed control. The helicopter subsequently landed hard, which resulted in substantial damage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N202CC
Model/Series: 269C Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVGT,2203 ft msl 
Observation Time: 07:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: North Las Vegas, NV (VGT) 
Destination: North Las Vegas, NV (VGT )

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.11861,-115.331108 (est)

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