Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2007 Issue

January 3, 2007, Baldwin City, Kan., Exec 162F-1995 Helicopter

The single-engine homebuilt helicopter sustained substantial damage when it impacted trees and terrain at approximately 1500 Central time following a loss of control during cruise flight. The Airline Transport pilot sustained serious injuries; the unrated passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the passenger, during cruise flight at approximately 1500 feet agl, the pilot and passenger heard a "pop" from the rear of the helicopter.

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