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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135506
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:04-JUL-1986
Time:14:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Helicopters Inc.
Registration: N2385X
C/n / msn: 0537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Islamorada, Monroe County, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE/KFXE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses reported seeing the helicopter flying at approx. 8-10 feet off the water at Islamorada, Florida. It entered a left turn and the helicopter descended, striking the water with a skid, cartwheeled, and crashed. Pilot and passenger safe. Aircraft destroyed. Per the official NTSB report, the cause of the accident was attributed to "Pilot in Command misjudged altitude"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA86FA199 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X34237&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2385X
3. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/r22_0501-1000_29.html
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1228


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Feb-2016 17:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 19:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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