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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4722
Last updated: 20 July 2017
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Date:28-JUL-1973
Time:08:04 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4087G
C/n / msn: 359
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:New York City, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:23rd Street Skyport, New York City, New York
Destination airport:Middletown, New Jersey
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
Narrative:
Written off 28 July 1973 when crashed into water at New York City, New York: possibly on the 1st flight from the left hand seat. Helicopter made steep right turn followed by rapid descent to water. The 41-year-old pilot (sole person on board) was killed. According to the NTSB report:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE,SPEED,ALTITUDE OR CLEARANCE
PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION

FACTOR(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC74AN009 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=85321&key=0


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
15-Apr-2015 16:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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