Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Robinson R44 Raven II, N44DQ: Accident occurred March 22, 2022 in Howe, Butte County, Idaho

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; Boise, Idaho

Tumbleweed Leasing Co Inc


Location: Howe, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA132
Date and Time: March 22, 2022, 10:50 Local
Registration: N44DQ
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R44 II
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY
Registration: N44DQ
Model/Series: R44 II 
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 44.1042,-113.0019