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Eurocopter EC130 B4, N453AE, Manhattan
Code Number:
TAHV03P10_02
Title:
Eurocopter EC130 B4, N453AE, Manhattan
CN: 3487
Seats: 6
Engine: 1x Turbomeca ARRIEL 2B1

Accident report:
Date: 07/07/2007
Time: 16:51
Owner/operator: Liberty Helicopters Inc
C/n / msn: 3487
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location: Hudson River, New York, NY - United States of America

Narrative:
On a sightseeing flight and 8 minutes into the flight, about 350-400 feet above the Hudson River while on an approach to a landing, a twenty-inch part of the composite main rotor blade fractured from the rest of the main rotor blade. The pilot made an emergency autorotation and landed on the water after activating its' emergency float system. The EC130 landed upright on its floats and all passengers and crew escaped safely.
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Wernher Krutein

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