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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132271
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:12-DEC-1988
Time:21:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B
Owner/operator:Broward Sheriff's Office
Registration: N152BC
C/n / msn: 1968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Everglades, Okeelanta, Florida, at coordinates 26°36.6'N ,80°86.6'W -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE/KFXE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) December 12 1988 when crashed into the Everglades near Okeelanta, Palm Beach County, Florida, near coordinates 26°36.6'N ,80°86.6'W. Aircraft sank into the water, but the two crew (pilot and passenger) escaped. According to the following contemporary press report:

"Crash Strands 2 Officers Everglades Wreck Critically Injures Undercover Deputy

A critically injured undercover officer and a scratched-up pilot were marooned in the Everglades for three hours after their helicopter crashed late Monday night because no one noticed they were missing.

The Broward Sheriff`s Office pilot, Norman Skar, 34, may have had trouble flying in the dense fog that accompanied a cold front that hit Monday night as the helicopter took part in an operation aimed at airborne drug smugglers, officials said."

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X27465&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=152BC
3. http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/se350show.asp?start=951&count=50
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11566
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okeelanta,_Florida
6. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1988-12-14/news/8803110972_1_helicopter-drug-smugglers-pilot


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jun-2014 19:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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