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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150109
Last updated: 19 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Registration: N333DR
MSN: 4340
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Lyons Point, Crowley, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Broussard, LA
Destination airport:Beaumont, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness, who was performing maintenance on a broadcast tower, observed a helicopter operating about 1/2 mile to the east, flying toward the broadcast tower. When the helicopter was about 60 feet from the tower, it banked to the left, away from the tower, and subsequently struck the number 4 guy-wire on the south side of the broadcast tower. After the helicopter struck the wire, it veered back to the right and descended to the ground. Postaccident examination of the helicopter, engine, and related systems revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain clearance from the broadcast tower guy-wires.


FAA register: 2.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

12-Oct-2012 17:59 Alpine Flight Added
11-Apr-2015 23:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Apr-2015 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Sep-2016 14:27 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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