Helicopter crashed in pilot’s garden, ending up on its starboard side with significant damage. Pilot quoted by press as Dave Hansen, passengers as his wife and daughter. No injuries.
Pilot had informed ATC of mechanical concerns but did not quite reach the airport, the helicopter being severely damaged when landing half a mile stort of Magic Valley Regional Airport (Joslin Field).Â Photos show the cabin completely separated from the tail boom.
Fuel pressure warning light and one engine shut-down on final approach. Fuel line between the fuel valve and the fuel management module was not properly torqued and came loose allowing air into the system