17-Nov-12 N911FA Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N911FA ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to rear cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N98BM.  Boom of N911FA still attached (just) but fallen to ground at tail.  Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground.  On Monday 19th, Chief Phillip Sanchez provided a list of those affected – The two pilots are Officer Carol Eldridge and Officer Markus Mendenhall, and the commanding officer on board was Lt. Michael Ingram. The others were Lt. Randell Taylor, Officer Ryan Smith and an unidentified civilian contractor.

Date
November 17, 2012
Reg
N911FA
Make
Bell
Model
OH-58
MSN
70-15152
Location
Pasadena Police Heliport, 2175 Yucca Lane, Altadena
Country
US-California
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8889807
Link 2
http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/11/18/34962/Pasadena-police-helicopter-crash-investigation-und/

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