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NTSB Issues Factual Report On Helicopter Checkride Accident

November 24, 2012

Pilot And Instructor Were Seriously Injured, But Survived The NTSB has issued a factual report in an accident which occurred during a checkride in Maui, HI, December 16, 2009. A pilot for Sunshine Helicopters was demonstrating a simulated loss of engine power recovery for the FAA examiner when the aircraft impacted the ground on the island of Maui about 1.3 miles southeast of the Hana (uncontrolled) airport.

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