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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194270
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Time:21:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB BK 117C-2
Owner/operator:MRIS dba Avera McKennan Careflight,
Registration: N911MK
MSN: 9218
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Joe Foss Field Airport (FSD), Sioux Falls, SD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:McKennan Hospital Heliport (2SD1)
Destination airport:Douglas County Memorial Hospital Heliport (08SD)
The pilot reported that while flying westbound about 800 ft above ground level (agl), he noticed several caution lights illuminate and heard a "hissing sound and the smell of exhaust in the cabin." The pilot initiated a turn back to Sioux Falls when the No. 2 engine fire light illuminated and he noticed an "orange glow" from the rear of the helicopter. He activated both fire extinguisher bottles and the engine fire light switched off. The pilot continued toward Sioux Falls about 500 ft agl with the No. 2 engine inoperative. The pilot communicated the emergency to the FSD air traffic controller and executed a running landing on runway 3 without further incident. The pilot and 2 medical personnel were uninjured.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Mar-2017 11:09 Aerossurance Added

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