ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42598
Last updated: 23 August 2014
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Date:08-AUG-1982
Time:0800
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-3B-L
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8529F
C/n / msn: 3386
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kaycee, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Outlaw Canyon, WY
Destination airport:Outlaw Canyon, WY
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS HAVING COOLING FAN PROBLEMS, SOME BLADES HAD BROKEN. HE LANDED IN A CANYON STAYED OVERNIGHT TO COOL ENGINE AND PLANNED TO FLY TO TOP OF THE CANYON TO GET REPAIRS. AFTER TAKEOFF, THE HELICOPTER HAD CLIMBED ALMOST LEVEL WITH THE TOP OF THE CANYON WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, THE HELICOPTER HIT THE TOPS OF 3 TREES, THEN CRASHED ON ITS TOP. AN EXAMINATION OF THE COOLING FAN REVEALED THAT IT WAS WORN, HAD REWORKED PARTS, CONTAINED INCORRECT PARTS, AND 13 FATIQUE CRACKS WERE FOUND IN THE FAN. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03218


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