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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154380
Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:10-JUN-1982
Time:16:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 341G Gazelle
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N341BB
C/n / msn: 1421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Flagstaff, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Flagstaff, AZ
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE LIFTED OFF TO A 5 FT HOVER WITH 4 PASSENGERS AND 70 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD. HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE HOVER CHECK, ALL INSTRUMENTS WERE IN THE GREEN WITH THE TURBINE OUTLET TEMPERATURE AT 550 DEGREES. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE STARTED TO MOVE FORWARD AND CLIMB INTO THE WIND WHEN THE ROTOR RPM BEGAN DROPPING. AT THAT TIME, HE ESTIMATED THAT HIS ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 10 FT AGL AND HIS GROUND SPEED WAS ABOUT 3 TO 4 KNOTS. HE STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESCENDING AND STILL MOVING FORWARD AS THE PITCH WAS INCREASED TO CUSHION THE GROUND CONTACT. DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE MAIN ROTOR STRUCK THE TAIL BOOM. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 9800 FT.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: LAX82DA215 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020917X03559&key=1&queryId=d6cea565-3f60-4cae-949e-a9dfaa313b34&pgsize=200
2. FAA; http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=341BB
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=28334


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2013 21:09 TB Added
27-Jul-2016 19:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2016 18:04 TB Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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