Accident Aérospatiale AS 350B N152BC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132271
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Date:Monday 12 December 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B
Owner/operator:Broward Co Sheriff's Office
Registration: N152BC
MSN: 1968
Year of manufacture:1987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Everglades, Okeelanta, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE/KFXE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) December 12 1988 when crashed into the Everglades near Okeelanta, Palm Beach County, Florida, near coordinates 26°36.6'N ,80°86.6'W. Aircraft sank into the water, but the two crew (pilot and passenger) escaped. According to the following contemporary press report:

"Crash Strands 2 Officers Everglades Wreck Critically Injures Undercover Deputy

A critically injured undercover officer and a scratched-up pilot were marooned in the Everglades for three hours after their helicopter crashed late Monday night because no one noticed they were missing.

The Broward Sheriff`s Office pilot, Norman Skar, 34, may have had trouble flying in the dense fog that accompanied a cold front that hit Monday night as the helicopter took part in an operation aimed at airborne drug smugglers, officials said."


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2. FAA:

Revision history:

30-Jun-2014 19:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-May-2023 08:00 Ron Averes Updated [[Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]]

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