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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195789
Last updated: 3 December 2020
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Time:c. 18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Coastal Helicopters
Registration: N207CH
C/n / msn: 2027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Herbert Glacier, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Dog Camp, Herbert Glacier
Destination airport:Juneau International Airport, AK (JNU/PAJN)
CFIT: contacted snow in deteriorating weather. Upon departing from the glacier, the pilot encountered deteriorating visibility and flat light conditions. She decided to turn back to the departure point and land to wait for conditions to improve; however, during the turn, the helicopter impacted the featureless, snow-covered terrain and came to rest inverted.

No injuries reported. All POB recovered by another helicopter that evening.

The pilot's decision to depart into an area of degraded visual meteorological and flat light conditions, which resulted in a loss of visual references and subsequent controlled flight into terrain.


Revision history:

30-May-2017 19:48 Aerossurance Added
30-May-2017 21:12 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2017 21:13 Geno Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2020 17:19 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source]
03-Dec-2020 20:10 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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