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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174957
Last updated: 24 April 2017
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Date:03-JAN-1964
Time:1400
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Bell Helicopter Co. Inc.
Registration: N73933
C/n / msn: 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Euless, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Fort Worth, Texas
Destination airport:Euless, Texas
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
Narrative:
Third prototype Bell 206A. First registered 28 June 1963 as a "Bell LOH/OH-4A". Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3 January 1964 when crashed at Euless, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. The pilot made an improper level off while making an emergency autorotative landing, after losing power due to an improperly rigged throttle. According to the NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
POWERPLANT - ENGINE CONTROLS: THROTTLE-POWER LEVER ASSEMBLIES
PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
REMARKS- IMPROPERLY RIGGED THROTTLE"

Registration N73933 belatedly cancelled by the FAA 24 June 1970

Sources:

NTSB Identification: Unknown
1. http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=179&key=0&queryId=36e851d7-6498-446b-805f-e42adcff61f2&pgno=1&pgsize=50
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=73933
3. http://www.helis.com/database/cn/34488/
5. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/WatkinsRay/8121.htm
6. http://www.uswarplanes.net/oh58.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Mar-2015 16:09 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Dec-2015 11:16 JINX Updated [Time, Operator, Source]

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