Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2011 Issue

October 4, 2011, New York, N.Y., Bell 206B JetRanger

The helicopter crashed into the East River during takeoff from the East 34th Street Heliport at 1525 Eastern time. Visual conditions prevailed. Two passengers sustained serious injuries and one passenger was killed. The commercial pilot and one passenger were not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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