4-Sep-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
HeliHub.com maintains detailed records of helicopter safety issues, and we observe that the report of an accident to an MD500D this week in California is the fifth accident for Red Bluff-based PJ Helicopters in just over three years. The links to the accident pages in HeliHub are listed, along with links to the relevant NTSB report and the FAA registration records.
Below we have listed each of the five situations:-
Pilot Ron Chaplin injured when helicopter came down during low level powerline work (NTSB, FAA)
Operating for US Dept of Justice, and with Harney County Deputy Sheriff Chris Nisbet on board, the pilot was involved in a federal, state and county marijuana eradication program. Reported engine failure. Tail boom chopped, port skid collapsed, helicopter on port side (NTSB, FAA)