September 3, 2011, Heber City, Utah, Enstrom 280FX


The helicopter was substantially damaged during an autorotation to the ground at 1221 Mountain time following a loss of engine power. The commercial pilot and his two passengers were seriously injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the local tour flight, which had originated approximately 20 minutes before the accident.

Several witnesses said they saw the helicopter flying overhead and suddenly it became quiet. The helicopter landed in an open field and rolled onto its right side.


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