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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135361
Last updated: 29 May 2017
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Date:16-DEC-1982
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar
Owner/operator:Panther Pacific Helicopters
Registration: N801DB
C/n / msn: 1195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Powers Air Helistop, Houston, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Beaumont, Texas (BPT/KBPT)
Destination airport:Powers Air Helistop, Houston, Texas
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
Narrative:
THE PILOT STATED THAT AS HE CAME TO A HOVER TO LAND, AN ENGINE SURGE OCCURRED WHICH SENT THE HELICOPTER BACK INTO THE AIR. REPORTEDLY, THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO SURGE OFF AND ON, AND AS HELICOPTER CAME DOWN, IT WOULD IMPACT THE GROUND AND BOUNCE BACK IN THE AIR. THE PILOT STATED THAT AS THE FINAL SURGE OCCURRED, THE HELICOPTER SEEMED TO HIT, LEFT SKID LOW, AND ROLL OVER. THE OCCUPANTS EGRESSED AND THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO RUN. ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER, THE HELICOPTER BEGAN BURNING AND WAS CONSUMED BY FIRE.

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020917X04663&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=801DB
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11587
4. http://www.aircraftone.com/aircraft/accidents/20020917X04663.asp


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2014 18:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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