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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43444
Last updated: 29 May 2017
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Date:11-JUL-1985
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D
Owner/operator:Petroleum Helicopters
Registration: N3594N
C/n / msn: 1093
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:Matagorda Island AFB, Matagorda Island, Calhoun County, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Matagorda 623, Gulf of Mexico
Destination airport:Port O'Connor, Texas
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD DURING AN ATTEMPTED AUTOROTATION TO AN ABANDONED AIR BASE. (MATAGORDA ISLAND AFB AT APPROXIMATE COORDINATES: 28°19′36″N, 096°27′47″W). INITIAL TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED ON THE STINGER AND THE AIRCRAFT YAWED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY HEADING 30 TO 40 DEGREES. THE NEXT TOUCHDOWN WAS ON THE SKIDS AND THE AIRCRAFT YAWED FURTHER TO THE LEFT TO APPROXIMATELY 45 DEGREES. FOLLOWING THIS, THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OVER. NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT COULD BE FOUND.

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X37122&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=3594N
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/la/N3594N/
4. http://aircrashed.com/aircraft/aFTW85FA282.shtml
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matagorda_Island_Air_Force_Base


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2014 23:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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