NTSB Identification: CEN13FA121
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 02, 2013 in Seminole, OK
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER EC130 B4, registration: N334AM
Injuries: 4 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On January 2, 2013, about 1245 central standard time, a Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopter, N334AM, experienced a hard landing following a loss of engine power near Seminole, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot and three crew members were seriously injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was owned and operated by Air Methods, Centennial, Colorado, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed, and activated. The flight departed from the Seminole Regional Airport (KSRE), Seminole, Oklahoma, at 1242, and was en route to a hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma.

Full narrative available

Index for Jan2013 | Index of months