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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223566
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Date:27-MAR-2019
Time:c 15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Mountain Air Helicopters
Registration: N818MC
MSN: 4755
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NE of Conroe, Montgomery County, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter, on contract to the US Forest Service, crashed in woodland during a controlled burn in Sam Houston National Forest between Conroe and College Station. There was 1 fatality (a USFS firefighter who was in the cabin) and 2 injuries (the pilot and another USFS firefighter, seat in the front of the helicopter). They were dropping plastic spheres that burst into flames after hitting the ground, helping to ignite the planned fire.

Sources:

https://patch.com/texas/conroe-montgomerycounty/helicopter-crashes-near-montgomery-reports
http://www.fox7austin.com/news/deadly-helicopter-crash-in-montgomery-county?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=fox7austin
https://fireaviation.com/

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=818MC
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Eurocopter-AS-350B-3-Ecureuil/2785404

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2019 00:14 Aerossurance Added
28-Mar-2019 00:15 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
28-Mar-2019 00:16 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-Mar-2019 00:20 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2019 01:05 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
28-Mar-2019 02:19 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
28-Mar-2019 07:07 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2019 09:21 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2019 12:22 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
28-Mar-2019 15:32 A.J.Scholten Updated [Source]
29-Mar-2019 18:16 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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