ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89226
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Narrative:The Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 helicopter was operating near Cody, WY and was fitted with a seismic bag retrieval and deployment carousel, a 120 foot light weight synthetic longline, and was being utilized to transport seismic equipment bags. The pilot had set the carousel down on the seismic line and was intending to land beside it, without releasing the longline. During manoeuvring prior to touchdown, the tail rotor struck the longline and the tail rotor drive shaft sheared due to overload. The helicopter landed on top of the bag carousel during the ensuing forced landing, and the tail rotor, tail boom and lower fuselage sustained substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured.
Aérospatiale AS 350B
|Owner/operator:||Turbowest Helicopters Ltd.|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Cody, Wyoming -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
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