NTSB Identification: CEN13LA331
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 07, 2013 in Grand Prairie, TX
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3, registration: N106LN
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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On June 7, 2013, about 2140 central daylight time, N106LN, a Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter, impacted terrain and came to rest on its side near runway 35 at the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (GPM), near Grand Prairie, Texas. The two pilots on board the helicopter sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial tailboom damage. The helicopter was registered to CFS AIR LLC, Danbury, Connecticut, and was operated by Air Methods Corporation, Englewood, Colorado, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual flight rules conditions (VFR) prevailed for the flight, which did not operate on a VFR flight rules flight plan. The local flight originated from GPM about 2111.

At 2135, the recorded weather at GPM was: wind 040 degrees at 4 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 24 degrees C; dew point 11 degrees C; altimeter 29.93 inches of mercury.

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