05-May-17 N981RR Robinson R44 Santa Barbara, US-California

Two passengers and a pilot were taking a waterfront tour, when the R44 experienced mechanical problems and an emergency landing was made.  The helicopter struck two vans near a golf course and caught fire, but all three occupants got out before the flames broke out.

Operator was Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, who lease it from Spitzer Helicopters

Date
May 5, 2017
Reg
N981RR
Make
Robinson
Model
R44
MSN
0961
Location
La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Country
US-California
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Santa-Barbara-Helicopter-Tours
Link 1
http://abc7.com/news/passengers-escape-fiery-helicopter-crash-in-santa-barbara-county/1958966/
Link 2
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4479206/Helicopter-crashes-Santa-Barbara-golf-course.html

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