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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132263
Last updated: 2 September 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1989
Time:13:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
Owner/operator:Air Logistics
Registration: N27555
C/n / msn: 45250
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:S. Timbalier 75 Offshore Platform, Gulf of Mexico, off coast of Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OFF AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO FOLLOWING A LOSS OF YAW CONTROL DURING AN ATTEMPTED PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS EXECUTED AFTER THE PILOT EXPERIENCED LEFT AND RIGHT YAW AND FEEDBACK THROUGH THE TAIL ROTOR CONTROL PEDALS. THE TAIL ROTOR GEAR BOX AND DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEM WERE NOT RECOVERED AND THE CAUSE OF THE FLIGHT CONTROL MALFUNCTION COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE HELICOPTER DUE TO AN UNDETERMINED FAILURE OF THE TAIL ROTOR CONTROL SYSTEM.

Sources:

1. National Transportation Safety Board NTSB Identification: FTW89LA039 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X27586&key=1&queryId=3f267c7e-a702-4a7f-b452-c3544d62ffb5&pgno=1&pgsize=100
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=27555


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2016 18:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2016 18:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Apr-2016 18:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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