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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132218
Last updated: 27 July 2017
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Date:29-MAY-1992
Time:03:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B
Owner/operator:Rocky Mountain Helicopters Inc
Registration: N5806K
C/n / msn: 1989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Columbia, South Carolina (CAE/KCAE)
Destination airport:Winnsboro, South Carolina (FDW/KFDW)
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB)
Narrative:
THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE EN ROUTE TO A ROADSIDE EMERGENCY AT NIGHT, AND UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES, HE ENCOUNTERED GROUND FOG AND ENTERED INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. HE SAID THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO EXECUTE A 180 DEGREE TURN IN ORDER TO FLY OUT OF THE FOG BANK HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE TREES AND CRASHED INTO THE TERRAIN.

PROBABLE CAUSE: THE INADVERTENT FLIGHT INTO INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS BY THE PILOT. THE DARK NIGHT AND FOG WERE FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT.

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001211X14560&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=5806K
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11537


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jul-2014 21:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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