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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45982
Last updated: 28 June 2020
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Date:20-MAR-2001
Time:10:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76A
Owner/operator:Air Logistics Inc.
Registration: N376AL
C/n / msn: 76002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:Gulf of Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:EC 359, GM (NONE)
Destination airport:EC 270, GM (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
After a normal landing to an offshore platform, the helicopter was parked with the engine and main rotor blades operating at idle. A passenger entered the base of the heliport unexpectedly and unescorted through a stairwell that was located near the nose of the helicopter. The passenger walked into the path of the main rotor blades, was struck by a main rotor blade and received fatal injuries.
Probable Cause: the passenger's inadvertent encounter with the rotating main rotor blades.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010327X00654&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
13-Jun-2010 12:19 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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