2-Jan-2013 Source: Robinson
On 30 November 2012, a Robinson R22 helicopter crashed into Tampa Bay near Apollo Beach. Most of the helicopter was recovered with the exception of the two main rotor blades. An extensive search of the properties in Apollo Beach was unsuccessful in locating the missing blades. Investigators are confident the blades are located offshore.
Robinson Helicopter Company will pay $1000.00 to the person(s) that locates and recovers each of the two main rotor blades ($2000.00 maximum). It must be the major structure of the blade. Any small debris (related to the aircraft) recovered and returned would be appreciated. The location of each blade must be recorded, preferably with GPS coordinates.
A map of the possible area the blades may be located and blade descriptions can be found at http://www.robinsonheli.com/bladereward
Upon recovering blade(s), notify FAA Inspector at the Tampa Flight Standards District Office @ (630) 215-7449
Upon submitting the recovered blade(s) to a FAA Inspector from the Tampa Flight Standards Office a receipt will be issued for the blade(s) and contact information for the submitter(s) will be recorded. Once the blade(s) is/are identified as the blade(s) from the accident aircraft a check in the amount of $1000.00 for each blade will be issued to the submitter(s) and mailed to the supplied address. All federal, state and local taxes and fees which may be applicable to this payment are the responsibility of the recipient.
For any questions please call 310 539-0508 ext 124.
HeliHub.com editor notes
– see our page for this accident at 30-Nov-12 N2626N Robinson R22 Apollo Beach, US-Florida (1F)
– file photo