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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212302
Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:North Wind Aviation
Registration: N2762P
MSN: 2711
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Douglas County, Cascade Foothills, Orondo, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Chelan, WA (S10)
Destination airport:Orondo, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, during a cherry drying flight, the helicopter climbed slowly over a small hill and then struck power lines on the other side of the hill. The helicopter subsequently made a “medium-hard” impact with a grassy area near the orchard.
The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines while maneuvering at low altitude.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report



Photo: FAA

Revision history:

17-Jun-2018 21:06 Geno Added
17-Jun-2018 22:50 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
19-Jun-2018 05:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
01-Oct-2019 18:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
01-Oct-2019 19:46 harro Updated [Country, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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