27-Jun-11 N7779M Robinson R22 Garfield, US-Texas (1F)

An eyewitness described the aircraft as having “disintegrated” mid-air, according to Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Warren Hassinger  “Fire rescuers and EMS personal arrived on the scene and pretty much confirmed that it was not a survivable crash,” Hassinger said, adding that the victim was “burned beyond recognition”.  Pilot later named as 60 -year-old Steve Titsworth.  Early investigation reports suggest main blades separated in flight

Date:
27 June, 2011
Reg:
N7779M
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R22
MSN:
1229
Location:
Garfield - 3500 block of Victorine Lane, a road that runs off Caldwell Lane about a mile north of SH 71.
Country:
US-Texas
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Link:
http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2011/06/27/one_person_dies_in_helicopter.html
Link:
http://www.kvue.com/home/One-killed-in-helicopter-accident-124605519.html?gallery=y&img=2&c=y
Link:
http://kut.org/2011/06/helicopter-crashes-kills-one/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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