N588LE - 2004 Robinson Helicopter R22 BETA, C/N: 3588

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Brian
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N588LE - 2004 Robinson Helicopter R22 BETA, C/N: 3588

Postby Brian » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:29 am

Hard landing on the Swami's Beach in Encinitas 8:AM. Feb 18th,2009
Per Northcomm the N number is N588LE.
Tail rotor broke off(damage). Two pilot/crew is out walking around.
Ordering a flatbed tow truck for the helicopter.

Note: Per Northcomm fire radio traffic. They said the helicopter was 'Black' in color.
and the photo is 'Blue'. Per KFMB video It has the same paint design.

N588LE - 2004 Robinson Helicopter R22 BETA, C/N: 3588

Our forum member ChrisK has the photo of the helicopter.
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/275952L.html

Manufacturer Name: ROBINSON HELICOPTER
MFR Year: 2004
Serial Number: 3588
Model: R22 BETA
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=588LE
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Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing At Swamis Beach
Posted: Feb 18, 2009 09:03 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2009 09:03 AM
A civilian helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing just south of Swamis Beach in Cardiff Wednesday morning.
Life guards are on scene and the FAA will be coming out to conduct an investigation.
No injuries have been reported so far.
http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=9865042
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Civilian Helicopter Makes Emergency Beach Landing
POSTED: 8:31 am PST February 18, 2009
UPDATED: 9:09 am PST February 18, 2009
CARDIFF BY THE SEA, Calif. -- A civilian helicopter has made an emergency landing one half-mile south of Swami's Beach due to mechanical problems, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. No injuries are reported.

The two-seater helicopter is reporter to have damage to the rear rotor but two people walked away from the landing with no reports of injuries, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
10News crews are on their way to the scene.
http://www.10news.com/news/18740571/detail.html (Photo on KGTV website.)
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/C ... ch---.html

Newspapers:
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/ ... ing-beach/
http://www.northcountytimes.com/article ... 63274e.txt

N6ATF
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Re: N588LE - 2004 Robinson Helicopter R22 BETA, C/N: 3588

Postby N6ATF » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:42 am

Beach not the best place to land (for the sake of damage), but not the worst either (for not dying).


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