Friday, April 09, 2021

Bell OH-58A, N258LE: Incident occurred April 08, 2021 in Collier County, Florida

Collier County Sheriff's Office

April 08, 2021

No, that’s not a Golden Eagle on the NHS football field! 

At 2:28 p.m. today a Collier County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was forced to make a precautionary emergency landing (P.E.L.) on the Naples High School football field following a possible governor failure that happened shortly after the rotorcraft left Naples Municipal Airport at 2:20 p.m.

Neither of the two occupants of the Bell OH58 were injured and nobody was on the field when the helicopter landed.

A governor is a device that senses rotor and engine revolutions per minute and makes the necessary adjustments in order to keep rotor RPM constant.

When the helicopter began losing power the pilot began looking for a safe location to land. 

Seeing that the field was empty, the pilot initiated the landing. 

We’re grateful for our expert and professional pilots that keep everyone safe!

Collier County Sheriff's Office

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