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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195664
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Date:25-MAY-2017
Time:11:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135P2
Owner/operator:Metro Aviation for PennStar
Registration: N62UP
C/n / msn: 0475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near New Castle Airport, New Castle County, DE -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Atlantic City, NJ
Destination airport:New Castle (ILG/KILG)
Narrative:
The HEMS helicopter crashed into an industrial estate about 500m short of the threshold of Runway 01 and some 500m to the right of the extended centreline. Post crash fire. Fatality of sole POB reported. Preliminary reports indicate that the helicopter was conducting practice ILS approaches at the airport.

Sources:

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Helicopter-Crash-New-Castle-424357434.html
http://6abc.com/news/helicopter-crash-in-new-castle-delaware-leaves-1-dead/2035505/
https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/2017/05/25/helicopter-crash-new-castle-few-details-known/345809001/?from=new-cookie
http://web.archive.org/web/20170606205918/http://www.wgmd.com/helicopter-crash-in-new-castle/
/news/pennstar-medical-helicopter-crashes-in-del/;-1-dead/2035505/
https://www.wdel.com/news/video-pilot-killed-identified-after-pennstar-medical-helicopter-goes-down/article_6921caba-4166-11e7-a5b9-c32aa2083975.html
https://www.airmedandrescue.com/story/2119

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https://www.google.com/maps/@?dg=dbrw&newdg=1/WIlmington+Airport+(ILG),+151+N+Dupont+Hwy+%23+11,+New+Castle,+DE+19720/@39.6653014,-75.6041054,20z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c703c4b1aabc31:0xf09353a323445a2?hl=en-us
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7026262
http://www1.pennmedicine.org/pennstar/fleet.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-May-2017 17:11 Aerossurance Added
25-May-2017 17:14 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2017 17:15 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
25-May-2017 17:18 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-May-2017 17:21 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
25-May-2017 17:54 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
25-May-2017 19:25 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-May-2017 04:56 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
26-May-2017 07:00 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
26-May-2017 10:05 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
30-May-2017 12:41 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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