Friday, June 03, 2022

Bell HH-1H, N91JK: Accident occurred June 02, 2022 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

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; Reno, Nevada 

Washoe County Sheriff Department 

Location: Reno, Nevada
Accident Number: WPR22LA205
Date and Time: June 2, 2022, 16:00 Local
Registration: N91JK
Aircraft: Bell HH-1H
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Public aircraft - local

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N91JK
Model/Series: HH-1H
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRNO,4405 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 11000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 28 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.6939,-119.94031 (est)

Rotorcraft experienced a hard landing. 

Date: 02-JUN-22
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N91JK
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: HH-1H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: RENO

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