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Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II, N169AA: Accident occurred August 01, 2022 in Arcadia, Carroll County, Iowa

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Report Number: CEN22LA351 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Rotorcraft experienced engine issues and crash-landed in a field. 

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Date: 01-AUG-22
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N169AA
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137
State: IOWA

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information regarding a helicopter crash south of Arcadia this (Monday) morning. 

According to Sheriff Ken Pingrey, the Arcadia and Halbur Fire Departments and Carroll County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene about a quarter-mile southwest of the 210th Street and Delta Avenue intersection.

The pilot, identified as 78-year-old Michael Milliron, was able to exit the 206 JetRanger under his own power and walk to the roadway. 

Milliron reports the helicopter unexpectedly cut out and forced him to make an emergency landing in the cornfield. 

Milliron sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to St. Anthony Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to open an investigation into the incident and determine an official cause for Monday’s crash.