Final Report: Remote landing damaged rotor blades

 - December 11, 2006, 8:52 AM

Aerospatiale AS 350BA, Haines, Alaska, April 6, 2006–The Coastal Helicopters AS 350 air taxi landed on a grassy area near a beach and the main rotor blades struck a tree. The NTSB said the pilot had failed to maintain adequate clearance from an object when landing at a remote site. The blades had to be returned to the manufacturer’s facility for repair. None of the three people on board was injured.