17-Nov-12 N96BM Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N98BM ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to front cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N911FA.  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
N96BM
Make
Bell
Model
OH-58
MSN
72-21364
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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