What: Enstrom F-28F helicopter en route from Elko, Nevada to Twin Falls Idaho
Where: Twin Falls, Idaho.
When: May 20, 2012
Why: The pilot reported that ten miles south of the Twin Fall Airport, he contacted the control tower that was inbound for landing. However, then he told ATC that he would not be able to make it to the airport with the problems he was having.
He subsequently made a precautionary landing to an open field with control problems with the helicopter. During landing, the helicopter’s tail boom separated from the aircraft.
The pilot is the owner of the helicopter, and was not injured.
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