Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bell 206L-3 Long Ranger, N27TK: Accident occurred October 28, 2021 in Covelo, Mendocino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Rotorcraft performing low photo mission, passenger removed jacket which became caught on horizontal stabilizer and jacket was ingested into tail rotor and main rotor. 

National Rotorcraft LLC


Date: 28-OCT-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N27TK
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: COVELO
State: CALIFORNIA

2 comments:

  1. What a freakin' idiot! A helicopter with open doors is not a car with open windows where you can just start taking your clothing off and toss to the side without worrying about causing a crash. I hope that moron realizes how close he came to killing himself and others.

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    1. Thanks for that. I’ve done a lot of photo missions without incident. Since you’ve clearly made no mistakes in the air I’d love to give you the full story and hear your feedback on my experience listed above.

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