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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135673
Last updated: 11 July 2019
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Date:19-MAY-1985
Time:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Scherbarth Inc.
Registration: N8386B
C/n / msn: 338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gladstone, Jefferson County, Nebraska -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fairbury Municipal Airport, Fairbury, Nebraska (FBY/KFBY)
Destination airport:Gladstone, Jefferson County, Nebraska
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD OFF-AIRPORT LANDING IN AN UNLIT FARM FIELD ON A DARK NIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT 'DROPPED IN' FROM ABOUT 50 FEET AGL IN A VERTICAL DESCENT. AFTER GROUND CONTACT THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OVER TO THE RIGHT. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOTED DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

FLARE - MISJUDGED - PILOT IN COMMAND
UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA - SELECTED - PILOT IN COMMAND
PROPER DESCENT RATE - NOT MAINTAINED - PILOT IN COMMAND
VISUAL LOOKOUT - REDUCED - PILOT IN COMMAND
JUDGMENT - POOR - PILOT IN COMMAND
VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION - PILOT IN COMMAND

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MKC85FCJ01 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X36545&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=8386B
3. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/19082/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-May-2016 22:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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