Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Robinson R66 Turbine, N857TL: Accident occurred July 30, 2021 and Incident occurred June 10, 2021

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska 

July 30, 2021:  Rotorcraft struck powerlines and crashed in a field in Pender, Thurston County, Nebraska.

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Date: 30-JUL-21
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N857TL
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R66
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 137
City: PENDER
State: NEBRASKA

THURSTON COUNTY, Nebraska — UPDATE: The FAA says a serious injury occurred after a helicopter crashed last Friday in Thurston County.

An FAA report states that a Robinson R66 struck powerlines and crashed in a field near Pender, Nebraska.

There was one serious injury and the helicopter had substantial damage.

PREVIOUS STORY:

Authorities in Thurston County are investigating after a helicopter crashes Friday afternoon at about 2:00 pm.

The Sheriff's Office says that a helicopter did go down while spraying fields in the area.

No information if there were any injuries was released.

The accident remains under investigation.


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

June 10, 2021:  Rotorcraft made a hard landing at Destin Executive Airport (KDTS), Okaloosa County, Florida.


Date: 10-JUN-21
Time: 15:35:00Z
Regis#: N857TL
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R66
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DESTIN
State: FLORIDA

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