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MD Helicopters MD 500, N911PH: Accident occurred December 02, 2021 at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS), St. Louis County, Missouri

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; St. Louis, Missouri

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

St. Louis County Police Department

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Accident Number: CEN22LA063
Date and Time: December 2, 2021, 12:58 Local
Registration: N911PH
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N911PH
Model/Series: 369E 
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: KSUS,462 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: St. Louis, MO
Destination: St. Louis, MO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.66211,-90.65205 


  1. The FAA accident report submitted by these LO/Pilots indicates that neither pilots where flying the aircraft. Could be an omission, They were very lucky not to have been injured. Expensive way to train rotorcraft pilots.

  2. That is BS...if it would have been Joe Blow off the street the FAA would be going after them. Because its donut eaters, they wont do anything