Fatal Helicopter Crash

Thursday, July 18, 2013
By George Hatcher

On July 16, 2013, a Bell UH-1H Iroquois #N775AR flying for Kinder Morgan piloted by A.J. Blain was on a seismic testing mission when it crashed in Delores county in rolling hill country.

The helicopter coordinates with a ground crew to position seismic sensors looking for oil and gas deposits

The Bell UH-1H Iroquois belonged to Billings Flying Service.

The pilot died in the crash, and debris hit and injured a person on the ground. There was no fire, but the helicopter is a total loss.

The crash is under investigation by the Dolores County Sheriff’s office, the BLM, the FAA and the NTSB.

The preliminary data states that during a lift operation, N775AR BELL UH-1H ROTORCRAFT went on its side and crashed. The one person on board was fatally injured near Dove Creek Colorado.

RSS Plane Crash News

Blogroll

  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
June 2018
M T W T F S S
« May    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
  • Bus Crashes in Mexico; At Least 7 Killed, 28 Injured https://t.co/wGLzzRHUao
    about 17 hours ago
  • Iran Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam https://t.co/IEUIUpJ5WG
    about 17 hours ago
  • Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Atlanta https://t.co/PUVeF7ClVg
    about 17 hours ago
  • EasyJet Flight Returns to Copenhagen due to Bird Strike https://t.co/rtki8DKbFG
    about 17 hours ago
  • Cessna 172 Owned by Aerial Photography Company Crashes on 25,000-Acre Ranch Near Rotan https://t.co/JLR7gQI3fF via @San Angelo LIVE!
    about 18 hours ago