WEST PALM BEACH, FL--The National Transportation Safety Board has released the probable cause of a TV helicopter crash November 11, 2008.
Sky 12, a Bell 206B helicopter leased to WPEC, made a hard landing in an industrial lot near I-95. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.
The landing gear was damaged and the tail was split in half, but the main section of the helicopter remained intact.
A witness praised the pilot for missing power lines when the rotor stopped.
According to the NTSB report the accident was traced to a loose nut.
You can read the report here: NTSB probable cause report.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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