ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71071
Last updated: 27 November 2014
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Date:05-JAN-2010
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Palm Springs Aviation Inc.
Registration: N5016U
C/n / msn: 2634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Redinger Lake, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter, carrying a pilot and 3 biologists from the California Dept of Fish and Game, crashed in a canyon after clipping a power line while surveying deer herds. All four occupants sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was burned out.
The accident occurred in the Sierra National Forest, near the border of Fresno and Madera Counties.

Sources:
http://www.nwcn.com/news/national/80739182.html
http://www.news10.net/news/story.aspx?storyid=72752&catid=2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2010 22:27 slowkid Added
05-Jan-2010 22:30 slowkid Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2010 23:32 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
06-Jan-2010 07:15 emil Updated [Registration, Cn]
06-Jan-2010 12:38 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
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