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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 126067
Last updated: 27 December 2019
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Date:30-MAR-1973
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 204B
Owner/operator:Air America
Registration: N1196W
C/n / msn: 2036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:NW of Ban Na (LS-15) -   Laos
Phase: Take off
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Long Tieng (LS-20A)
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
The helicopter sustained substantial damage during take-off from a landing approach at the “HU” helipad at coordinates TG 8140, approximately 4 miles northwest of Ban Na (LS-15) in Laos. The three crew members (Captain T. R. Cash (42), First Officer R. P. Ferrante) were injured.
The official NTSB report stated that the helicopter crashed due to engine failure ("unable to sustain rotor RPM")

Sources:

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/speccoll/Leeker/204.pdf
https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=71007&key=0
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/airamerica/best/AirAmerica.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Nov-2011 09:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2011 10:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2012 14:12 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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