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NTSB Prelim: Enstrom F-28C

During Takeoff, About 30 Feet Above The Ground, The Engine Lost Partial Power

Location: Anchorage, AK Accident Number: ANC23LA024
Date & Time: March 5, 2023, 14:00 Local Registration: N5688R
Aircraft: Enstrom F-28C Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 5, 2023, about 1400 Alaska standard time, an Enstrom F-28C Helicopter, N5688R sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident in Anchorage, Alaska. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The helicopter was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot completed the preflight and engine run-up with no anomalies noted. The helicopter then departed from the Lake Hood Seaplane Base (LHD), Anchorage. During takeoff, about 30 feet above the ground, the engine lost partial power, and the pilot subsequently made a run-on landing to a snow-covered lake. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom.

The wreckage was recovered and retained for examination.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov


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