Thursday, July 14, 2022

Robinson R44 Raven II, N118YL: Incident occurred July 13, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Rotorcraft experienced a rough running engine and made a precautionary landing on the beach. 

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Date: 13-JUL-22
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N118YL
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (WMBF) – A helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the beach in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday afternoon, according to the FAA.

The agency said the Robinson R44 helicopter made a precautionary landing due to an engine warning light.

According to the plane’s path on FlightAware, the helicopter left Myrtle Beach International Airport around 11:13 a.m., took a flight along the shore up to the North Myrtle Beach, then came back around and ended up landing on the beach around 11:45 a.m. near Springmaid Pier.

The FAA said the pilot was the only person on board.

1 comment:

  1. I bet he had a "-40e" serial number engine from Lycoming. They should be ashamed of themselves for even allowing those to be in an aircraft.