16-Feb-13 Woodland, US-California

Helicopter was powered-up but still on the ground, when the engineer reached in through the open door and hit a lever, causing it to take off to a few feet altitude and then crash onto its side away from the engineer.  A second person was present, but it is unclear from the press report whether they were in the helicopter or  not.  The crash caused the engine to separate

Date:
16 February, 2013
Location:
Watts Airport, west of Woodland
Country:
US-California
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.dailydemocrat.com/rss/ci_22608317

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