Heavy field landing after reported engine failure. Little/no damage to tail boom suggests mainly vertical impact, although main blades broken at the rotorhead. Aircraft is registered to James Delullo at an address in the same town as the accident location.
Emergency landing at airport with patient on board. Second helicopter came to take patient on to destination. Unstated technical issue, needed engineer. Operator Geisinger has six EC145s and one BK117
69-year old pilot Carl Enlow had stopped flying tours at a fair for a refuel and to allow a relief pilot to take over. Enlow went back to speak to the pilot who relieved him when his hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.
En route from Lehighton PA to Endecott NY with five aboard was en route when it disappeared from radar during conditions of severe thunderstorms and heavy fog. The last communication to ATC was a report around 10 pm Saturday that he was “losing altitude and would try to return to a nearby airfield.”. Wreckage was located at 1:50 p.m. next day in a heavily wooded area. There was no fire, and no witness.
The Wyoming County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as: Bernard Michael Kelly, 58, of Ellicott City, Md.; his daughter, Leanna Mee Kelly, 27, of Savage, Md.; David Ernest Jenny Jr., 31, of Towson, Md (Pilot).; Carl Robert Woodland, 29, of Lovettsville, Va.; and his son, Noah Robert McKain Woodland, 3, of Leesburg, Va.
Available photos give no clues as the trees are likely to have had a significant effect on the level of damage. Weather reports include both rain and fog with visibility of less than a quarter of a mile. Pilot William Ellsworth and passenger Tighe Sulllivan were killed. The other passenger Stephen Barral survived but is in a critical condition
Agricultural accidents.Â Starboard skid reportedly hit crop, Pilot got out on his own.Â Tail boom severed from fuselage.Â Pilot later named in press as 59-year-old Thomas Green of Gettysburg
Clipped a building whilst filming for reality show “Campus PD”. R44 could be seen after the crash on its nose, leaning up against a building.Â Cameraman Greg Jacobsen, 33, passed away 22-May after spending more than three weeks in intensive care.Â Pilot Robert Trent, of Friedens, Penn., was admitted to hospital in critical condition, but has since been released. Bartosz Sobolewski, a colleague of Jacobsenâ€™s at Toronto-based Cineflex Productions, walked away with minor injuries. Injuries to Jacobsen and another passenger, who hasnâ€™t been identified, were more serious.