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McDonnell Douglas 369D, N58431: Accident occurred February 26, 2021 in Kaufman, Texas

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; Irving, Texas

Location: Kaufman, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA139
Date & Time: February 26, 2021, 15:51 Local
Registration: N58431
Aircraft: Hughes 369 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Aerial observation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes 
Registration: N58431
Model/Series: 369 D 
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: TRL,474 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.585278,-96.307778 (est)

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