|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dab|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 100|
msl bound upper : 100
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 5700
flight time type : 500
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After returning from an aerial poster photo, I was asked to contact supervisor, mr. X . Talking to him he said that 3 merchants near where I was hovering complained that I was blowing t-shirts for sale and that I blew a tent over along with blowing a lens out of a street light which cut someone. The police were taking these complaints from the merchants and pressing charges. There is no evidence of any of this happening, said mr. X, who was on the ground below me. He is a general manager of atx helicopter charter operator, the company I work for. At all times I was keeping safety in mind with forced landing area in a distance I could have made in case of engine failure or helicopter malfunction.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF ATX SMA HELI HOVERED LOW OVER SPECIAL CROWDED EVENT FOR PHOTO TAKING RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE GND.
Narrative: AFTER RETURNING FROM AN AERIAL POSTER PHOTO, I WAS ASKED TO CONTACT SUPVR, MR. X . TALKING TO HIM HE SAID THAT 3 MERCHANTS NEAR WHERE I WAS HOVERING COMPLAINED THAT I WAS BLOWING T-SHIRTS FOR SALE AND THAT I BLEW A TENT OVER ALONG WITH BLOWING A LENS OUT OF A STREET LIGHT WHICH CUT SOMEONE. THE POLICE WERE TAKING THESE COMPLAINTS FROM THE MERCHANTS AND PRESSING CHARGES. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY OF THIS HAPPENING, SAID MR. X, WHO WAS ON THE GND BELOW ME. HE IS A GENERAL MGR OF ATX HELI CHARTER OPERATOR, THE COMPANY I WORK FOR. AT ALL TIMES I WAS KEEPING SAFETY IN MIND WITH FORCED LNDG AREA IN A DISTANCE I COULD HAVE MADE IN CASE OF ENG FAILURE OR HELI MALFUNCTION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.