NTSB Identification: WPR13TA051
14 CFR Public Use
Accident occurred Friday, November 23, 2012 in Newfield, AZ
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS350B3 2B1, registration: N3984A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this public aircraft accident report.

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On November 23, 2012, about 1410 mountain standard time, an American Eurocopter Corporation AS350 B3 helicopter, N3984A, was substantially damaged following a loss of control while maneuvering near Newfield, Arizona. The helicopter was registered to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Washington, D.C. The certified commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the routine air patrol mission, which was conducted as a Public Use flight, and a CBP flight plan was filed. The flight departed Davis Monthan Air Force Base (DMA), Tucson, Arizona, about 1210.

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