N82F - Bell 206B III - San Diego CBS8 Chopper 8 helicopter in 2020

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Brian
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N82F - Bell 206B III - San Diego CBS8 Chopper 8 helicopter in 2020

Post by Brian » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:26 pm

San Diego TV News 'Chopper 8'
KFMB CBS8 News Helicopter
(Helicopter video also used by FOX5, NBC7, ABC10, KUSI9, and others)

It flew to San Diego area on January 4, 2020

Tail Number: N82F
Aircraft Type: 1992 BELL 206B-III Jet Ranger
Serial Number c/n: 4240

Manufacturer: Bell Model: 206b-iii
Year Manufactured: 1992
Age: 28 in 2020
Type: Rotorcraft
Engine Type: Turbo-shaft
Engines: 1
Seats: 5
Weight Class: Less Than 12,500 lbs
Builder Certification Code: Type Certificated

Engine Data:
Engine Mfg: Allison
Engine Model: 250-C20 SER
Engine Horsepower: 420

N82F - Bell 206B JetRanger III 4240
History (oldest first): (C-FOGV, HK-3791X, N729CH, N82F)
http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/n-2.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_206

Registered to:
HELICOPTERS INC
5000 OMEGA DR
CAHOKIA IL 622061469

Established 1981 and based in Cahokia, IL, Helicopters Inc. is a leading provider of Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopters in USA and specializes in the design, build and leasing aircraft for television and radio stations. As of 2017 operates in over 35 cities with a mix fleet of Bell 206/407 and Eurocopter/Airbus AS350/H125. In 2018 ordered the first Bell 505 in ENG configuration.
https://www.helis.com/database/org/Helicopters-Inc/
https://aircraft-data.com/N82F
https://nnumber.org/N82F/
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... ertxt=N82F
https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N82F


Serial Number: 4240 - Aircraft Accident History:
NTSB Identification: CHI95LA125
Accident occurred Sunday, April 16, 1995 in HORSESHOE BEND, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/1995
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N729CH
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
UPON LANDING AT HIS PRIVATE HELIPAD THE PILOT TIED DOWN THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES IN A MANNER DIFFERENT THAN USUAL. DURING HIS PREFLIGHT FOR DEPARTURE, HE UNTIED THE SKIDS BUT FORGOT TO UNTIE THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES. HE STARTED THE ENGINE WITH THE BLADES TIED DOWN. ONE BLADE BROKE 3 FEET FROM THE PIVOT ATTACHMENT AND THE HELICOPTER SWUNG AROUND 90 DEGREES ON THE HELIPAD. THE TAILBOOM AND FUSELAGE WERE ALSO DAMAGED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
the pilot's failure to untie the main rotor tie-down strap prior to starting the helicopter.
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.avia ... 1207X03260

List of news helicopter / aircraft accidents and incidents
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_n ... _incidents

Accident Database for Bell 206 Helicopters.
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/type/B06/20


N82F - Flight Tracking Links:
Mode-S Code: AB2EFF
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N82F
https://planefinder.net/flight/N82F
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N82F
https://www.flightradar24.com/N82F
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N82F
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N82F
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/mode-s/AB2EFF
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=AB2EFF
https://www.planemapper.com

Image

YouTube Video - N82F ( Detroit News ) Landing at KVLL on the cart platform.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt-QQOP-sr8

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Deb Henke
Chopper 8 Helicopter reporter
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb

Jennifer Markham
Chopper 8 Morning Reporter
https://twitter.com/JenniferMarkham

TTWN San Diego
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SD Caltrans
https://twitter.com/SDCaltrans

mike
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Re: N82F - Bell 206B III - San Diego CBS8 Chopper 8 helicopter in 2020

Post by mike » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:53 pm

I heard them on 450.2625 in El Cajon the other day and orbiting over an incident with El Cajon police.


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