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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178386
Last updated: 14 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Heliworks Inc.
Registration: N213SD
C/n / msn: 3109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Prosser, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pasco, WA (PSC)
Destination airport:Prosser, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a right turn the helicopter's tail rotor became entangled in a power line. Pulling collective in an attempt to land on a road, the helicopter swung to the right and the main rotor struck another power line. As the pilot banked away from the second power line he seemed to gain some control of the aircraft before it impacted the ground. The helicopter came to rest in an upright position on its skids. No pre-accident anomalies with the helicopter were noted which would have precluded normal operations.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the power lines while maneuvering.



Revision history:

07-Aug-2015 14:00 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2021 16:09 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]

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