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Robinson R66 Turbine, N266RK: Accident occurred October 05, 2021 in Delta, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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; St. Louis, Missouri

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Thompson Flying Service LLC

Location: Delta, MO
Accident Number: CEN22LA006
Date & Time: October 5, 2021, 14:21 Local 
Registration: N266RK
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N266RK
Model/Series: R66
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCGI,352 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

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: 37.206,-89.74571 (est)

WARRANTY:  There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage.  All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING.  Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

ROTORCRAFT:   2014 Robinson R66 N266RK,  s/n: 0563

Current Total Time/Hobbs:  1,935

Last Annual Inspection:  August 12, 2021                                      

ENGINE:    Rolls Royce 250-C300/A1, s/n: RRE-200570             

Current Total Time:  1,935

Last Annual Inspection:  August 12, 2021                                     

EQUIPMENT:   Avionics removed and stored inside.
Garmin GMA 350H
Garmin GTR 225B
Garmin GPS 400A
Garmin GTX 330ES
Garmin GTN 750
Garmin PFD 1000H
Garmin MFD 500H

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:   On October 05, 2021, N266RK hit power lines while on an aerial application flight in Delta, Missouri

DAMAGE:  The aircraft sustained substantial damage throughout as exhibited in the attached photos.

LOCATION OF ROTORCRAFT:    Rotorcraft Outside at AMF Aviation, LLC Springfield-Robertson County Airport, TN (M91)

Avionics Inside at AMF Aviation, LLC
Insurer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 

Salvage is as is/where is. 

The posting information is the best to our knowledge.   

An inspection of the salvage is highly recommended. 


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