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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36606
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:04-FEB-1987
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76A
Owner/operator:Air Logistics
Registration: N767AL
C/n / msn: 760030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Angleton, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Freeport, TX (TA86)
Destination airport:Angleton, TX (LBX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
SHORTLY AFTER TKOF, THE PLT CONTACTED HIS COMPANY (OPNS) & SAID HE HAD INADVERTENTLY ENCTRD IFR CONDS. HE ASKED OPNS TO RELAY INFO TO HIM FM THE APCH PLATE FOR THE ILS RWY 17 APCH TO BRAZORIA COUNTY ARPT. AFTER RCVG THE INFO, HE CONTACTED HOUSTON APCH control & ASKED FOR THE ILS. VECTORS WERE PROVIDED & HE WAS CLRD FOR THE ILS; HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO GET ESTABLISHED ON THE APCH. THREE ATMTS WERE MADE WITH THE LAST BEING A NO-GYRO APCH. DRG THIS TIME, SIMULTANEOUS RADIO CONTACT WAS MAINTD WITH APCH control & OPNS. HIS GND SPEED VARIED FM 106 TO 28 KTS. JUST BFR THE ACDNT, HE SAID, '. . . I'VEGOT AN ALTITUDE PROBLEM,' THEN AFTER A SHORT DELAY, HE STATED '. . . I AM GOING TO CRASH.' THE WRECKAGE WAS FND APRX 1 MI NW OF THE OUTER MARKER, SCATTERED over A 2445' AREA. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES HAD HIT THE TAIL BOOM & RADOME & separated IN flight. ONE BLADE HAD A PREEXISTING CRACK, BUT BLUE PAINT MATCHING THE TAIL BOOM WAS FND ON THE BLADE. THE1950 CDT WX AT GALVESTON (32 MI ENE), WAS IN PART: 400' OVC, 3 MI VIS WITH FOG & HAZE, WIND FM 080 DEG AT 18KTS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30228


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
12-Jun-2010 09:37 TB Updated [Other fatalities]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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