Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2008 Issue

September 21, 2008, Kenosha, Wis., Robinson R44 II

The helicopter was destroyed at about 0538 Central time when it impacted an occupied house and terrain. Instrument conditions prevailed at the time of the accident; no flight plan was on file. The private pilot and a passenger were fatally injured; the five occupants in the house were uninjured. Earlier, witnesses reported hearing but not seeing a helicopter that sounded "really low." Reportedly, its "engine sounded like it was at low RPMs."

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