Sunday, October 11, 2020

Enstrom 480B, N899RT: Accident occurred October 10, 2020 at Toutant Airport (C44), Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut

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; Enfield, Connecticut 

Dalmik Inc

Location: Woodstock, CT 
Accident Number: ERA21LA016
Date & Time: October 10, 2020, 14:15 Local 
Registration: N899RT
Aircraft: Enstrom 480 
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Enstrom 
Registration: N899RT
Model/Series: 480 B 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
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: KIJD,247 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 20 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.955631,-72.054258 (est)

WOODSTOCK, Connecticut (WABC) -- One person has been injured in a helicopter crash at a small airport in northeastern Connecticut, state police said.

Three people were aboard the chopper when it went down and rolled onto its side at Toutant Airport at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

That person had to be extricated from the wreckage and was taken to a local hospital.

The other two people managed to walk away from the scene.

The victim's injuries were not known as of Sunday morning.

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