ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44727
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:26-AUG-2004
Time:09:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-64E (CH-54A)
Owner/operator:Erickson Air-Crane, opf. Hélipaca
Registration: N248AC
C/n / msn: 64-066
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vix, Ventiseri, Corsica -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Bastia, Corsica
Destination airport:Bastia, Corsica
Narrative:
On August 26, 2004, at 0901 local time (0701 universal coordinated time - UTC ) a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, N248AC, crashed on a fire-fighting mission near Bastia, Corsica. Initial reports stated that an in-flight break-up occurred after a water-spreading mission. The aircraft impacted on terrain and was destroyed. Both persons on board were fatally injured.
The ex CH-54A Tarhe/68-18461/US Army, named "Helitanker 735", had been least to French operator Hélipaca and was being operated on behalf of the French Ministry of Interior. Erickson Air-Crane, Inc., holds the type certificate for the S-64. They sent three technical assistants to the site. They are working directly under the Investigator-in-Charge (IIC), as well as serving as Advisors to the NTSB.

Sources:
1. http://www3.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20041028X01713&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
25-Dec-2009 10:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
19-Jun-2010 00:54 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2011 09:54 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2011 09:56 TB Updated [Narrative]
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