The National Transportation Safety Board has released an investigative report on the June, 2019 helicopter crash that occurred in Brainerd, Minnesota. The crash occurred on June 28, 2019, just before 1:00 am when the pilot approached the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. The dark night conditions at the airport offered the pilot little visual clues as he approached the airport. Ultimately, the helicopter spun and crashed into a grassy area between two runways at the airport. pilot The pilot and one passenger were killed in the crash, with one other passenger seriously injured.
The NTSB identified the probable cause of the crash:
The pilot’s spatial disorientation during an instrument approach in dark night instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in a loss of control and subsequent impact with terrain.
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