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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 14 April 2017
Time:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:IHC Health Services, Inc.
Registration: N481HC
C/n / msn: BB-1908
First flight: 2005
Total airframe hrs:3631
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Richfield Municipal Airport, UT (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Destination airport:Richfield Municipal Airport, UT (KRIF), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot reported that during taxi on a parking ramp at night he decided to make a 180° left turn to position the airplane before picking up a patient. He added that during the turn, the right wing impacted a fence post. The right wing sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain separation from a fence post during taxi at night.
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Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 67 days (2 months)
Accident number: GAA17CA235
Download report: Final report

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Salt Lake City International Airport, UT to Richfield Municipal Airport, UT as the crow flies is 227 km (142 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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