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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43448
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Date:26-SEP-1985
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar
Owner/operator:Papillon Helicopters
Registration: N4268V
C/n / msn: 1082
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Kula, Maui, Hawaii -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
CRASHED SEPTEMBER 26 1985 AT HULA, HAWAII, KILLING ONE PAX OF THE SIX PERSONS ON BOARD. THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN WHILE ON A SIGHTSEEING TOUR. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE HELICOPTER LOST ALTITUDE AS HE ATTEMPTED TO CROSS POWER LINES. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST DURING THE ENSUING DOWNWIND EMERGENCY LANDING. THE HELICOPTER CONTACTED THE MOUNTAIN AND ROLLED ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE. THE AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANUAL INDICATES THAT AT THE AIRCRAFT'S GROSS WEIGHT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED, THE MAX HOVER IN GROUND EFFECT (HIGE) ALTITUDE CAPABILITY IS 7,900 FT. THE ELEVATION AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS 9,700 FT.

REPAIRED/REBUILT AND RETURNED TO SERVICE. DEREGISTERED BY THE FAA MAY 31 1996 AS "EXPORTED TO CANADA". BECAME C-GHSW JULY 9 1996

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X37804&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=4268V
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=11574
4. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2007/Mar/08/NTSB-fatalhelicrashes.pdf
5. http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/se350show.asp?start=51&count=50
6. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/hi/N4268V/
7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kula,_Hawaii


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
29-Jun-2014 02:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2014 02:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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