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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zzz|
airport : 1184
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
The designated helicopter landing area for the community hospital is in my opinion hazardous. My military specialty was army aviation, rotary wing. The death and destruction of a helicopter mishap is anything but a mishap when it happens. (It's a disaster area). The rotating wing is the culprit. I have flown three to a contained crash, very little was left of the aircraft, and little of the surrounding area was recognizable. My crew very lucky. My wife, insists that 'experts' and insurance representatives have ok'ed the location. The location is at the front main entrance door, within 100' of telephone poles, 50' of a flag pole, in the middle of the drive/parking lot. This is an accident waiting to happen!!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HELICOPTER PLT COMPLAINT ABOUT UNSAFE LNDG PAD AT HOSPITAL.
Narrative: THE DESIGNATED HELI LNDG AREA FOR THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS IN MY OPINION HAZARDOUS. MY MIL SPECIALTY WAS ARMY AVIATION, ROTARY WING. THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OF A HELI MISHAP IS ANYTHING BUT A MISHAP WHEN IT HAPPENS. (IT'S A DISASTER AREA). THE ROTATING WING IS THE CULPRIT. I HAVE FLOWN THREE TO A CONTAINED CRASH, VERY LITTLE WAS LEFT OF THE ACFT, AND LITTLE OF THE SURROUNDING AREA WAS RECOGNIZABLE. MY CREW VERY LUCKY. MY WIFE, INSISTS THAT 'EXPERTS' AND INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVES HAVE OK'ED THE LOCATION. THE LOCATION IS AT THE FRONT MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR, WITHIN 100' OF TELEPHONE POLES, 50' OF A FLAG POLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRIVE/PARKING LOT. THIS IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.