ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146589
Last updated: 1 November 2014
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Date:30-JUN-2012
Time:12:07 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS350B Astar
Owner/operator:Chopper II LLC
Registration: N729DP
C/n / msn: 2338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Verde River, 8.6 miles SSE of Camp Verde, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:KSDL
Destination airport:KSDL
Narrative:
A private helicopter, a Aérospatiale AS 350B Astar, N729DP, that crashed into the Verde River southeast of Camp Verde, Arizona, has killed all four on board.
The helicopter struck a steel cable spanning the river approximately 40 to 50 feet above the water.

Sources:
http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events01/media/01_729DP.txt
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/helicopter-crash-reported-remote-ariz-area-16691135
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/07/01/20120701helicopter-crashes-near-camp-verde.html
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northern_az/other/faa-helicopter-wreckage-found-in-yavapai-county
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120701X53951&key=1

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/765698.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jul-2012 09:15 gerard57 Added
02-Jul-2012 13:31 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2012 22:36 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2012 16:22 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase]
10-Jul-2012 16:26 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
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