20-Feb-22 N521HB MD Helicopters MD520N Newport Beach, US-California (1F)

Law enforcement helicopter crashed into shallow water, severely injuring the pilot and killing the passenger – named in the Huntington Beach Police statement as Nicolas Vella.

This tweet suggests it was spinning out of control prior to hitting the water

 

Date:
20 February, 2022
Reg:
N521HB
Make:
MD Helicopters
Model:
MD520N
MSN:
LN084
Location:
Newport Beach
Country:
US-California
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Huntington-Beach-Police
Link:
https://newsbeezer.com/aus/orange-county-helicopter-crash-huntington-beach-police-officer-nicholas-vella-dies-from-injuries-2nd-officer-discharged-from-hospital/
Link:
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-02-19/police-helicopter-crashes-in-newport-beach-area
Link:
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/02/20/huntington-beach-police-helicopter-crashes-in-newport-beach/

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