• CalPhil_7.26-960x85-1
  • CalPhil_7.26-960x85-2
  • CalPhil_7.26-960x85-3
  • elPortal_960x85_WebAd

Stay Updated with Our Social Media

NTSB to Probe Pasadena Police Helicopter Collission

abc Pas PD
-Courtesy ABC7-Los Angeles

On November 17, at approximately 4:00 p.m., two Pasadena Police Helicopters were involved in an accident when their rotor blades touched during a landing maneuver at the heliport. As a result, the aircrews from both helicopters were injured with minor cuts and complaint of pain. The aircrews were transported by the Pasadena Fire Department to local area hospitals for medical evaluation. The NTSB was notified the evening of the accident. The aircraft involved were both Bell OH-58’s, they sustained extensive damage.
The following individuals were involved in the collision: Lieutenant Michael Ingram (Commanding Officer), Officer Carol Eldridge (Pilot), Lieutenant Randell Taylor (Traffic Observer), Officer Markus Mendenhall (Pilot), Officer Ryan Smith (Observer), Civilian (Contractor)
On Sunday, November 18, the NTSB and FAA met with Chief Sanchez and Deputy Chief Qualls to conduct a preliminary investigation. The NTSB will be the lead agency into the investigation of the accident. Chief Phillip L. Sanchez said, “The NTSB and FAA have the full cooperation of the Pasadena Police Department in their investigation.”
The NTSB will post their preliminary findings in approximately 10 days. The factual findings will post in 1 year and the final report will post in 3 years, per the National Transportation Safety Board guidelines.

Share This Post

Google1GoogleBlogger
Posted by on November 21, 2012. Filed under Current News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>