NTSB Identification: WPR13LA023
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 26, 2012 in Toutle, WA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R-44 II, registration: N7530F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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On October 26, 2012, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R-44 II, N7530F, sustained substantial damage when it impacted trees following a loss of control while hovering out of ground effect trees near Toutle, Washington. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The pilot was operating the helicopter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal local flight, which had originated from a remote operating site about 30 minutes before the accident. A flight plan had not been filed.

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