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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223627
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B222 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 222
Owner/operator:Grosso Aviation LLC
Registration: N222ML
C/n / msn: 47081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Youngblood Road, Bullville, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bullville, NY
Destination airport:
Following a loss of engine power on take off, the aircraft force landed in field terrain near Youngblood Road in Bullville, New York. The aircraft overturned during the attempted force landing and all 5 occupants survived, one of them received minor injures. (some sources reported 6 POB).

V=The pilot stated he completed a preflight checklist, boarded passengers, and started the engines. Prior to takeoff, all gauges were in a normal range. He departed and about 1,000 ft he noticed the engine one needle dropped, indicating it had lost power, and the engine two needle spiked. He made a sharp left turn to return to the airstrip and perform a run-on landing. As the helicopter was touching down, a strong northeast wind pushed the helicopter left and the left landing gear to touched down in the grass, which pulled the helicopter onto uneven ground. The helicopter came to a stop, then tipped over onto its left side and the main rotor impacted the ground. After it came to rest there was a small fire underneath helicopter. All the occupants exited the helicopter and the fire was extinguished.


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