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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202103
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Owner/operator:N127TP, LLC
Registration: N127TP
C/n / msn: 2582
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kalispell, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Kalispell, MT (S27)
Destination airport:Kalispell, MT
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that he was landing the turbine-powered helicopter on a frozen lake covered by 18 to 24 inches of snow. He reported that during the landing flare, in reduced visibility due to blowing snow, the helicopter drifted right and when the skid depth in the snow increased the helicopter rolled over, which resulted in structural damage to the airframe. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain lateral drift control during landing.



Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 12:31 ASN Update Bot Added

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