BWI- Jet Ranger Loss on 4/16

Date: 16-APR-2016
Time: c1250 LT
Type: Bell 206 Jet Ranger
Owner/operator: Sky River Helicopters
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature: Calibration/Inspection
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter, engaged in inspecting power lines, crashed in woodland near a rail track.
The three occupants received minor injuries.
After the crash, the helicopter caught fire, resulting in a small brush fire.

Baltimore Gas and Electric released a statement, saying, “The helicopter that crashed this afternoon was a helicopter contractor performing inspections of electric transmission lines for BGE. There was one BGE employee and two contractors on board at the time of the crash. All three individuals…were transported as a precaution to a local hospital. No BGE equipment was
affected during this incident.”
(AvSafetynet)

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Oh okay, I live near KBWI but didn’t see this on the news.

MaxSez: Fox News & Bmore Fox4 Had it live as it happened. Lates, rotor hit hi wire transmission line. Autorotate save. Fire/Smoke visible for miles, I -95 stalled by Eyeballs.

Rest in pepperoni.

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