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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145114
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:Prism Helicopters Inc
Registration: C-GVEB
C/n / msn: 611006D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Trading Bay, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Trading Bay, AK
Destination airport:Trading Bay, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was landing at an off-airport site in flat-light conditions. After touchdown, the left skid sank into the snow, and the helicopter began rolling to the left. The pilot attempted to correct the roll with right cyclic input but overcorrected, and the helicopter entered a dynamic roll to the right. The helicopter came to rest on its right side, sustaining substantial damage to the tailboom and the main rotor drive system. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the helicopter.
Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing site in flat-light conditions, which resulted in an inadvertent dynamic rollover.



Revision history:

17-Apr-2012 22:32 Geno Added
31-Aug-2014 19:22 Aerossurance Updated [Cn, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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