The helicopter was landing on an unprepared, deeply cultivated field. During the vertical landing, the left skid settled into the soft ground and the helicopter entered into a dynamic rollover. There was substantial damage to the helicopter. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. CADORS 2015C2439
Lost power in cruise at 600ft and force landed in field just NE of Platte Valley Airpark, causing minor injuries to 25-year old female pilot, who was not named in press reports. Photo
Heavy landing on final approach, causing skids to flatten and some rotor blade damage.Â Minor injury to pilot, passenger refused medical help.Â Aircraft was returning to base after transmission line survey for American Electric Power.
Pilot was flying alone from South Florida to Nassau, Bahamas – the shortest distance for that route being 50 miles. Some 20 miles out over the sea, the aircraft experienced engine problems and put down safely in the water.Â The Enstrom was fitted with fixed floats