Monday, December 20, 2021

Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II, N303AE: Accident occurred August 27, 2021 in Glide, Douglas County, Oregon

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; Portland, Oregon

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

North Wind Aviation LLC

Location: Glide, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA333
Date & Time: August 27, 2021, 06:30 Local
Registration: N303AE
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N303AE
Model/Series: 206L-1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRBG,509 ft msl 
Observation Time: 06:22 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glide, OR 
Destination: Glide, OR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.438748,-122.90996 (est)

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