21 year old instructor flying family members. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s improper decision to fly at low altitude while maneuvering in mountainous terrain in a canyon and inadvertently exceeding the climb capability of the helicopter. Contributing to the accident were a high density altitude, mountainous terrain, and a tailwind encountered during the attempted course reversal.
Thomas Ballenger and Vyarl Martin were the two pilots killed in the crash. The passengers killed were: Andrew Mauricio, Allen Boudreaux Jr., Jorey A. Rivero, Randy Tarpley, Charles W. Nelson, and Ezequiel Cantu.Â Sole survivor Steven Yelton suffered a serious brain injury in the crash and lives at a rehabilitation facility.
Crashed on a sports field, killing the pilot.Â Photos show helicopter upright, but significant vertical forces have collapsed the skids and the base of the cabin has has good contact with the ground.Â Fire on impact.Â Passenger survivied.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student’s improper use of the anti torque pedals during a practice hover autorotation, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over. Additional causes of the accident were the certificated flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the maneuver and delayed remedial action.
At 50 feet, during the demonstration of Class B landing by the training captain, the helicopter experienced a sudden drop in height, hitting the ground nine metres short of the runway. There was no fatality, but damage to the nose wheels, the left main landing gear forward structure and the tail guard.
Crashed while manuevering over Qua Ibom Terminal Airfield (QUA) at Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire
21-year-old flight instructor on a cross-country training flight with a student . The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain rotor RPM during hover taxi. A contributing factor was the high density altitude weather condition.