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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 123624
Last updated: 27 July 2017
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Date:29-JUL-1981
Time:13:00 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D
Owner/operator:Industrial Helicopters Inc
Registration: N3605S
C/n / msn: 1224
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Oil Production Platform in Gulf Of Mexico, off Venice, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Venice, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Destination airport:Oil Production Platform in Gulf of Mexico
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) July 29 1981: Crashed on an oil production platform off Venice, Louisiana. The pilot of parked aircraft was giving hand signals to guide N3605S in during the landing. The tail rotor hit the safety net, N3605S spun around and then hit a parked Bell 206 helicopter (N3899C) and the oil platform's crane.

Per the NTSB report, the pilot in command (sole person aboard) misjudged the clearance between his aircraft, the parked aircraft, and the crane.

Registration N3605S cancelled by the FAA on February 11, 1983

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=25948&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=3605S
3. http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/se350show.asp?start=201&count=50
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11602


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2014 20:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2014 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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