Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Hughes 269A, N7057L: Accident occurred April 02, 2022 in Fort White, Columbia County, Florida

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; Orlando, Florida

Tri County Rentals and Sales Inc

Location: Fort White, FL 
Accident Number: ERA22LA180
Date and Time: April 2, 2022, 10:29 Local 
Registration: N7057L
Aircraft: Hughes 269A
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes 
Registration: N7057L
Model/Series: 269A
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: IMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: GNV,134 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 29 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: IndefiniteVV / 200 ft AGL 
Visibility: 0.25 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.992609,-82.709709 (est)

Rotorcraft crashed in a field for unknown reasons.

Date: 02-APR-22
Time: 14:29:00Z
Regis#: N7057L
Aircraft Make: HUGHES
Aircraft Model: 269
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

FORT WHITE, Florida – Two people suffered only minor injuries Saturday morning when the helicopter they were in crashed in Columbia County, deputies said.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the area of State Road 47 and Sedgefield Lane after someone reported the helicopter crash.

They found the helicopter crashed near the roadway.

Deputies were able to render aid to the two people inside, who had minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.

“We are thankful both occupants of the helicopter only sustained minor injuries and no one else was injured,” deputies wrote in a social media post.

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