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Old 30th Nov 2017, 21:58
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mnttech
 
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Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
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From the NTSB, Preliminary Report
On November 19, 2017, about 1855 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N620PA,
impacted terrain near Stuttgart, Arkansas. The pilot and two medical crew members were
fatally injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to
and operated by Air Methods under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as
a positioning flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which
operated on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Pines Bluff,
Arkansas, and was en route to pick up a patient in Helena, Arkansas.
Residents near the accident site reported hearing a boom and seeing a fire plume. Local law
enforcement located the wreckage on private property on the bank of a reservoir. A post impact
fire consumed a majority of the fuselage. All major helicopter components were located at the
accident site. Several bird carcasses were located in the wreckage of the helicopter.
The helicopter was retained for further examination.
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