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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38029
Last updated: 27 July 2017
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Date:08-NOV-1982
Time:01:93
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D
Owner/operator:Inland Helicopters
Registration: N3597Q
C/n / msn: 1122
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Starfish Point, Anita Bay, near Wrangell, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Wrangell, Alaska (WRG/PWRG)
Destination airport:Wrangell, Alaska (WRG/PWRG)
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB)
Narrative:
WHEN THE FLIGHT ARRIVED AT ANITA BAY THERE WERE AREAS OF GROUND FOG MOVING IN & OUT OVER THE LOGGING CAMP LANDING SITE. THE HELICOPTER WAS OBSERVED TO FLY OVER THE CAMP & BACK OUT ACROSS THE BAY. SHORTLY AFTER THE HELICOPTER WAS OUT OF SIGHT, A NOISE SOUNDING LIKE AN EXPLOSION WAS HEARD. THE HELICOPTER WAS FOUND UPSIDE DOWN IN WATER. THE LEFT FLOTATION DEVICE WAS INFLATED BUT THE RIGHT WAS STILL IN THE NORMAL STOWED POSITION. THE PILOT-ACTIVATED DISCHARGE SWITCH WAS FOUND IN THE UNGUARDED POSITION.

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X05136
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=3597Q
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11588
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ak/N3597Q/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2014 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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