Friday, December 04, 2020

Midair Collision: Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil, N71HD: Incident occurred December 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California



















Aviation Incident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket


Location: Los Angeles, California 
Incident Number: DCA20IA034
Date & Time: December 3, 2019, 19:15 Local
Registration: N71HD (A1); UNK (A2)
Aircraft: Airbus AS 350 B2 (A1); UNKNOWN UNKNOWN (A2) 
Aircraft Damage: Minor (A1)
Defining Event: Midair collision
Injuries: 3 None (A1); N/A (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Aerial observation (A1); Unknown (A2)

Probable Cause and Findings

Findings

Environmental issues (A1) Aircraft - Effect on equipment
Aircraft (A1) Horizontal stabilizer - Damaged/degraded
Not determined (A2) (general) - Unknown/Not determined

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute (A1) Midair collision (Defining event)
Enroute (A2) Midair collision

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: Airbus 
Registration: N71HD
Model/Series: AS 350 B2 No Series 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 3849
Landing Gear Type: Skid 
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: 
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner:
Rated Power:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: UNKNOWN
Registration: UNK
Model/Series: UNKNOWN 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Unknown
Serial Number: unk
Landing Gear Type:
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: 
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner:
Rated Power:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type
Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Burbank, CA (KBUR) (A1) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Los Angeles, CA (A1)
Type of Clearance: None (A1); Unknown (A2)
Departure Time: Type of Airspace: Class G (A1)
Airport: 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation:
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing:

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft
Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.942501,-118.408058

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage:
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.942501,-118.408058

2 comments:

  1. News helicopter hit a drone over L.A. at night.

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  2. Wait until someone is killed because a drone brings down an airplane. Amazon will get the taste of a $100 million lawsuit. Will be a good learning experience for Amazon.

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