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Aerospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil, N752CH: Accident occurred December 25, 2021 at Kahului Airport (PHOG), Hawaii

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; Honolulu, Hawaii

Rotorcraft landed hard. 

Location: Kahului, Hawaii
Accident Number: ANC22LA015
Date and Time: December 25, 2021, 12:30 Local
Registration: N752CH
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N752CH
Model/Series: AS350B2 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: SSHA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PHOG,51 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3500 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 17 knots / 23 knots, 60°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Kahului, HI 
Destination: Kahului, HI

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 20.889414,-156.43325