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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268400
Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Date:07-OCT-2021
Time:c. 21:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Owner/operator:Mercy Flight Inc
Registration: N505TJ
MSN: 57029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Genesee County Airport (GVQ/KGVQ), Batavia, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester NY
Destination airport:Batavia-Genesee County Airport, NY (KGVQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The helicopter sustained substantial damage to subsequent to a hard landing in a field on the north side of Genesee County Airport (GVQ/KGVQ), Batavia, New York. The helicopter which sustained damage to the underside of the fuselage after returning from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, and Mercy Flight believes fog played a role in the crash.
The 4 occupants, all crew, were uninjured.

The event is currently being investigated by the NTSB as an "accident", damage was rated as substantial.

Sources:

https://www.wbfo.org/state/2021-10-07/mercy-flight-helicopter-crash-in-genesee-county-no-injuries-reported
https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/helicopter-damaged-no-injuries-after-mercy-flight-makes-hard-landing-at-airport
https://www.whec.com/news/deputies-nobody-hurt-after-mercy-flight-helicopter-forced-to-make-hard-landing-at-genesee-county-airport/6262618/?cat=565
https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/faa-to-investigate-hard-landing-from-mercy-flight-helicopter-in-batavia
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult?NNumberTxt=505TJ
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N505TJ/history/20211007/0134Z/KROC/KGVQ
FAA ASIAS

https://photos-e1.flightcdn.com/photos/retriever/6f2ed6ffee3ba5375160e7f0c059433845e6b012 (photo)


Media:


Images:

Photo of N505TJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Batavia - Genesee County (GVQ)
11 May 2019; (c) Gary Vincent

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2021 15:41 Geno Added
07-Oct-2021 16:34 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2021 16:44 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Oct-2021 16:53 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2021 18:05 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
08-Oct-2021 10:32 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
08-Oct-2021 10:39 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Oct-2021 20:17 Captain Adam Updated [Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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