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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170009
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Date:19-SEP-2014
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helio H-250 Courier
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N333TB
C/n / msn: 2530
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:NE of Eielson Air Force Base (PAEI), Fairbanks, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arctic Village, AK
Destination airport:Circle, AK (CRC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was departing from a remote, gravel-covered, 800-foot long off-airport site, in a tailwheel-equipped airplane. The pilot reported that at the time of the accident the airplane had been loaded at, or near the airplane's maximum gross weight limit. He said that shortly after the airplane became airborne, the tailwheel contacted an area of rising terrain causing the airplane to lose airspeed. The airplane subsequently collided with terrain at the departure end of the site, sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing/takeoff area, resulting in an inflight collision with terrain during takeoff.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20140923X04737&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2014 03:08 Geno Added
20-Sep-2014 03:09 Geno Updated [Source]
20-Sep-2014 08:13 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities]
24-Sep-2014 16:25 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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