05-May-17 N981RR Robinson R44 Santa Barbara, US-California

Two passengers and a pilot were taking a waterfront tour, when the R44 experienced mechanical problems and an emergency landing was made.  The helicopter struck two vans near a golf course and caught fire, but all three occupants got out before the flames broke out.

Operator was Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, who lease it from Spitzer Helicopters

Date:
5 May, 2017
Reg:
N981RR
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
MSN:
0961
Location:
La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Country:
US-California
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Santa-Barbara-Helicopter-Tours
Link:
http://abc7.com/news/passengers-escape-fiery-helicopter-crash-in-santa-barbara-county/1958966/
Link:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4479206/Helicopter-crashes-Santa-Barbara-golf-course.html

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