Thursday, March 17, 2016

Robinson R22, N9076U, California Aviation Services: Accident occurred March 17, 2016 at Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL), Riverside County, California

CALIFORNIA AVIATION SERVICES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N9076U 

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA151
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Riverside, CA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R22, registration: N9076U

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.


Date: 17-MAR-16
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N9076U
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Riverside FSDO-21
City: RIVERSIDE
State: California

N9076U ROBINSON R44 ROTORCRAFT LANDED AND BOUNCED ON THE RUNWAY, RIVERSIDE, CA




RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com/AP) — No one was hurt after a helicopter crashed Thursday on the runway of the Riverside Municipal Airport. 

Officials reported the crash on the airport’s official Twitter account shortly before 9 a.m. along 6951 Flight Road in Riverside.

The helicopter’s two occupants were uninjured and no fire was reported following the crash, according to airport officials.

The crash occurred on the north side of the airport’s runway near Central Avenue, officials said.

Riverside police and fire crews were on scene.

The crash involved a Robinson R22 copter that was taken out for a training run on one of the airport’s runways, said Riverside Battalion Chief Michael Staley.

The Riverside airport has two runways on 451 acres 55 miles east of Los Angeles.

Story and video: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com

A student pilot made a hard landing in a training helicopter at Riverside Municipal Airport on Thursday morning, March 17.

Riverside Police Lt. Christian Dinco said the student encountered a problem during liftoff. When the student attempted to land the aircraft, it toppled.

Dinco wasn't sure of the helicopter's condition, but neither the student nor the teacher supervising from the ground was injured, he said.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the accident.

Original article can be found here: http://www.pe.com

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