Crashed into a truck during a Christmas tree lifting operation, injuring the pilot. The helicopter was left without blades and tail boom, and heavily damaged in the cabin area.
Source: Cadorath, 13-Feb-12
Cadorath Leasing announced today it has delivered a Bell 206L-3 aircraft to PJ Helicopters of Red Bluff, California. To enhance its fleet, PJ Helicopters approached Cadorath Aerospace to fill the requirements of its Part 135 operation. Cadorath fits aircraft with new interiors, new paint, new wiring, new avionics packages and mid-time to new components. PJ [...]
During powerline maintenance flight, p[ilot made emergency field landing. Skids broken, tail boom sliced, main blades ripped off. Pilot to hospital
“force landed in a wooded area” per FAA report