Monday, April 18, 2022

Eurocopter AS 350 B3, N808LF: Accident occurred April 16, 2022 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Arizona

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; Scottsdale, Arizona

Location: Deer Valley, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22LA154
Date and Time: April 16, 2022, 23:40 Local
Registration: N808LF
Aircraft: Eurocopter AS 350 B3
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Unknown

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eurocopter 
Registration: N808LF
Model/Series: AS 350 B3
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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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 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  33.411331,-112.04447 

Rotorcraft landed and was hot refueling, FBO attendant was pulling grounding cable from fuel truck and the cable struck the main rotor.

Date: 17-APR-22
Time: 06:40:00Z
Regis#: N808LF
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: AS350
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)

1 comment:

  1. I got an update on another forum that the person who was injured is on the way to a full recovery and that the FAA and NTSB have declared no one at fault.