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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3142
Last updated: 27 July 2017
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Date:24-DEC-1981
Time:11:22 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar
Owner/operator:Petroleum Helicopters Inc
Registration: N3606U
C/n / msn: 1233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gulf Of Mexico, off coast of Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Engene 250 Rig Helipad, Gulf of Mexico
Destination airport:Intercoastal City, Louisiana
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB)
Narrative:
Forced landing on water, into Gulf of Mexico off coast of Louisiana, due to loss of engine power: right float did not inflate when Pilot electrically armed & actuated systems and aircraft sank into the sea. One person killed, four others escaped.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=24572&key=0 [NTSB Identification: FTW82DA033]
http://www.rotorspot.nl/n-10.htm
http://www.amcarusa.com/faa/sep1992_4.pdf
http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11595
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?nnumbertxt=3606U


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
07-Feb-2012 12:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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