Saturday, January 29, 2022

Kitz Kopters Bell 47G-2, N210JB: Accident occurred November 20, 2021 at Lancaster Airport (KLNS), Pennsylvania

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; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Stewart Consulting LLC

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA22LA069
Date and Time: November 20, 2021, 11:20 Local
Registration: N210JB
Aircraft: K COPTERS 47G-2 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: K COPTERS 
Registration: N210JB
Model/Series: 47G-2 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
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: KLNS,403 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:39 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.54 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lancaster, PA (LNS)
Destination: Lancaster, PA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.122361,-76.294361 (est)


  1. Sound like a he said, she said and perhaps no one was at the controls!

  2. Apparently, no positive exchange of controls occurred, but ultimately the instructor is responsible for who has the controls.