Sunday, August 28, 2022

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N6SD: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Chamblee, Georgia

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Boggs, Daniel

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Mark Fayerman; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Location: Chamblee, Georgia 
Accident Number: ERA22LA390
Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 21:10 Local 
Registration: N6SD
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N6SD
Model/Series: 505 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPDK, 979 ft msl
Observation Time: 21:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 11000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Chamblee, GA
Destination: Chamblee, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.878513,-84.303846 (est)

Rotorcraft landed and while hover taxiing incurred a tail strike. 

Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 01:20:00Z
Regis#: N6SD
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 505
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91


ATLANTA — Emergency crews were called to the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta Saturday night after a helicopter had a rough landing.

DeKalb County Fire Rescue said a helicopter fell 3 to 4 feet as it had technical issues. Several emergency vehicles were on the runway tending to the rotorcraft, video shows.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter landed safely after experiencing a tail strike around 9:15 p.m.

The two people inside were having issues landing but were able to get out, authorities said. No one was hurt, according to the FAA.

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