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Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III, N203PA: Accident occurred July 19, 2022 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania

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): Kemner, Heidi

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

D H Helicopter Inc doing business as North American Helicopter

Location: Franklin, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA22LA347
Date and Time: July 19, 2022, 17:30 UTC
Registration: N203PA
Aircraft: Bell 206L-3
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Ferry

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N203PA
Model/Series: 206L-3
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FKL, 1539 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.400233,-79.853224 (est)

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