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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203582
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Date:15-DEC-2017
Time:06:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76A++
Owner/operator:TraumaStar
Registration: N911FK
MSN: 760197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Coral Shores High School, Tavernier, Plantation Key, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH)
Destination airport:Coral Shores High School, Tavernier, FL
Narrative:
The helicopter suffered an upper deck fire shortly after landing on a soccer pitch at Coral Shores High School, Plantation Key, Florida. The fire was extinguished with external assistance. The helicopter had been tasked to transport a stabbing victim to hospital.

NTSB Probable Cause: The pilot's activation of the rotor brake while the No. 2 engine was still set to govern the power turbine speed, which resulted in continuous power being applied to the rotor while the rotor brake was engaged and led to excessive friction, heat, and a subsequent fire in the area of the rotor brake.

Sources:

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/12/15/rescue-helicopter-fire-monroe-county/
http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article189966204.html
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=911FK
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/s-76a-rotor-brake-fire/
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/96514/pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2017 06:08 Aerossurance Added
30-Dec-2017 16:59 Geno Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
06-Mar-2021 14:42 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2021 19:24 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
13-Mar-2021 10:50 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2021 11:05 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]

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