Monday, February 14, 2022

Bell 206L-4, N469AE: Accident occurred February 11, 2022 in Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois

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; Springfield, Illinois

Textron Aviation Finance Corporation

Location: Eldorado, Illinois
Accident Number: CEN22LA122
Date and Time: February 11, 2022, 23:12 Local
Registration: N469AE
Aircraft: Bell 206
Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi and commuter - Non-scheduled - Air Medical (Unspecified)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N469AE
Model/Series: 206 L4 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.817509,-88.441959