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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33053
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1B-BF Iroquois
Owner/operator:Western Helicopters Inc
Registration: N87701
C/n / msn: 1162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:3
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valencia, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Crashed while filming action scene at Indian Dunes Park, when tail rotor assembly damaged by special effect explosion. Main rotor blade killing actor Vic Morrow (53) and child actors My-Ca Dinh Le (7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (6).


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-84-16 issued 9 March 1984 by NTSB to FAA

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2011 15:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Nov-2012 11:24 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2016 19:56 Updated [Narrative]

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