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Groen Sparrow Hawk III, N430HS: Accident occurred March 23, 2022 in Lubbock, Texas

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; Lubbock, Texas

Location: Lubbock, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA150
Date and Time: March 23, 2022, 10:46 Local 
Registration: N430HS
Aircraft: SHRIMPLIN JOHNNIE E SPARROW HAWK III 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SHRIMPLIN JOHNNIE E 
Registration: N430HS
Model/Series: SPARROW HAWK III 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KLBB,3241 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 19 knots / 30 knots, 320°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lubbock, TX
Destination: Lubbock, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.485853,-101.81374