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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37476
Last updated: 21 November 2017
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Date:28-AUG-1991
Time:23:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B1
Owner/operator:Bohemia Inc
Registration: N64SF
C/n / msn: 2148
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Walton, Lane County, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Eugene, Oregon (EUG/KEUG)
Destination airport:Eugene, Oregon (EUG/KEUG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AIRCRAFT WAS INVOLVED IN A NIGHT MEDIVAC/AIR AMBULANCE SORTIE FROM THE SACRED HEART HOSPITAL AT EUGENE, OREGON ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 29-29 1991.

WHILE MANEUVERING IN REMOTE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, ON A DARK NIGHT, WITH LIGHT DRIZZLE AND PATCHY CLOUDS, THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH A MOUNTAIN. THE WRECKAGE SCATTERED ON A HEADING OPPOSITE THE FLIGHTS DESTINATION. THE HELICOPTER WAS DESTROYED BY A POST CRASH FIRE AND THERE WERE NO NOTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

CAUSE: CFIT [CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN]. THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE FROM TERRAIN.

THE THREE PERSONS ON BOARD WHO WERE KILLED WERE:
Charles Floyd, Patient
Donald Arnold, Flight Medic
Daniel Murphy, Pilot

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X17975
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=64SF
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/or/N64SF/
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11542
5. http://aircrashed.com/aircraft/aSEA91FA223.shtml
6. http://www.alecbuck.com/crew-memorial/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
01-Jul-2014 21:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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