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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162997
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Owner/operator:Engemann Aviation Service Llc
Registration: N400XL
MSN: 2115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (KTPL), Temple, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Temple, TX (TPL)
Destination airport:Temple, TX (TPL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On January 2, 2014, about 1700 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N400XL, experienced a roll over while repositioning from the ramp to a mobile helipad. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Engemann Aviation Services, LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which originated from Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (KTPL) in Temple, Texas.

The pilot reported he was relocating the helicopter from the parking ramp to a mobile helipad approximately 30 feet away. As the pilot lowered the helicopter onto the mobile helipad, the left rear skid slipped off the pad. The helicopter rolled over and impacted the ground on its right side. The rollover resulted in substantial damage to the main rotor head, including separation of the rotor blades, and separation of the tail boom.
Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of control while landing on a mobile helipad.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

03-Jan-2014 08:29 gerard57 Added
06-Jan-2014 22:53 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2014 05:14 Geno Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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