Texas Utility Helicopter Crashes with 1 Fatality

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By George Hatcher


Flight Aware

What: Brim Equipment Leasing Inc Hughes 369D
Where: Childress, TX
When: Nov 27, 2012, 4:05 p.m.
Who: 2 aboard, 1 fatality
Why: While hovering above ground, the aircraft was holding a passenger suspended fifty feet below. THe passenger was working on a power line a hundred feet above ground.

The helicopter lost power and fell. Pilot Keith Hard was sustained back injuries in the crash and was hospitalized at Childress Regional Medical Canter. Jonathan David Suhr was working on the power line and impacted the ground when the helicopter fell. Suhr was taken to Childress Regional Medical Center where he died.

The NTSB is investigating.

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 28MP Make/Model: H369 Description: HUGHES 369D
Date: 11/27/2012 Time: 2158

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Destroyed

LOCATION
City: CHILDRESS State: TX Country: US

DESCRIPTION
N28MP HUGHES 369D ROTORCRAFT STRUCK TREES DURING POWERLINE OPERATION AND
CRASHED, 1 PERSON WAS FATALLY INJURED, 1 SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, NEAR
CHILDRESS, TX

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