ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145584
Last updated: 20 April 2014
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Date:10-MAY-2012
Time:10:15 :MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Rotortrends Inc.
Registration: N7523S
C/n / msn: 10276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Near Mount Taylor, north of Grants, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Albuquerque, NM
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter had an engine failure around 10:00 LT that brought the helicopter down near Mount Taylor, north of Grants, New Mexico. During the hard landing, the helicopter experienced a mast-bump, separating the tailboom from the aircraft.

Both occupants were unhurt.

Sources:
http://www.kasa.com/dpps/news/krqe_news/region_1/search-for-missing-helicopter-continues-dr_4171984
http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events01/media/08_7523S.txt
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=7523S&x=0&y=0
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2615284.shtml
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120511X40109&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-May-2012 11:22 gerard57 Added
11-May-2012 13:10 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2012 01:54 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
16-May-2012 21:05 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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