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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207631
Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Date:06-DEC-2017
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350
Owner/operator:United States Department of Homeland Security
Registration: N790AM
C/n / msn: 4298
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Santa Rosa, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Tucson, AZ (DMA)
Destination airport:Tucson, AZ (DMA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, while landing off airport, the helicopter landed slightly harder than normal. The pilot flew the helicopter back to the airport without further incident.
A postaccident examination revealed that the helicopter had sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171207X14956&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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