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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14035
Last updated: 19 April 2019
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Date:31-AUG-1981
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Bemer Northeast
Registration: N9056D
C/n / msn: 133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ellington Airport (FAA LID: 7B9) Ellington, Connecticut
Destination airport:Ellington Airport (FAA LID: 7B9) Ellington, Connecticut
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) August 31, 1981 when crashed at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut (at approximate Coordinates: 4157′44″N 7250′22″W). Accident was due to a main rotor blade, (Robinson s/no 370), failing because of a fatigue fracture; the main rotor blade failed and then separated from the rotor hub in flight, at low level. Aircraft caught fire after impact with the ground. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC81FA079 at https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=25086&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=9056d
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=27965
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ct/N9056D/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-May-2016 16:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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