ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146278
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:12-JUN-2012
Time:15:20 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Dragonfly Aviation LLC
Registration: N282MC
C/n / msn: 10694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:About 2 miles southeast of East Wenatchee, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter working to dry cherries in an orchard clipped a power line and crashed between Rock Island Road and Highway 28 near South Mary Street, about 2 miles southeast of East Wenatchee, Washington.

Both occupants suffered serious injuries and went to hospital for treatment.
Sadly the passenger died in the hospital from his injuries.

Sources:
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/jun/12/two-injured-in-helicopter-crash/
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Two-injured-in-Wash-helicopter-crash-158770455.html
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/jun/13/orchard-copter-crash-kills-1-injures-second/
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120612X20331&key=1

http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/large/025/025924.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2012 00:20 gerard57 Added
13-Jun-2012 05:01 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2012 05:25 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
13-Jun-2012 11:35 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jun-2012 11:16 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
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