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
low fuel pressure warning light came on during climbout at 200′. Engine sputtered and the ensuing landing was heavy, with the tail boom separating from the cabin and the base of the cabin touching the ground.
NTSB officials said the pilot, identified as Jerry Freeman, 53, of Miami, told investigators he had been flying since 3 a.m. and was tired when he crashed. FAA reports the person suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries Helicopter was involved in low-level operations to keep frost from forming on crops
Pilot reported as Alfred Morrison (53) Heavy landing in corn field and helicopter ended up on its side. Helicopter was involved in low-level operations to keep frost from forming on crops
Tail rotor hit post on take-off after refuelling. Accident timed between 1 and 2am. Pilot reported as William Harward (53), and passenger James Wyatt. Helicopter was involved in low-level operations to keep frost from forming on crops
HeliHub.com has received information of an emergency at 16:35 on 11th November at Pensacola Airport where a Life Flight heilcopter put down in an emergency there with smoke in the cockpit. This is believed to refer to Baptist Life Flight, who operate EC135s. Airport fire department units attended. More information when we receive it.
After hitting a bird with the main rotor blade, the passenger and pilot were not hurt. It took crews a few hours to remove the chopper and return it to the Bristow Academy in Titusville.