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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224052
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:16-APR-2019
Time:c. 07:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:TRE Aviation Corp
Registration: N61PH
MSN: 3282
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, near Fountain Hills, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC/KFFZ)
Destination airport:Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC/KFFZ)
Narrative:
The aircraft broke up in flight impacted farmland at the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, near Fountain Hills, Arizona during a test flight of Van Horn composite main rotor blades. The helicopter was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and both occupants received fatal injuries.

The main rotor hub assembly, vertical tail, tail rotor assembly, tail rotor driveshaft, and forward induction cowl fairing separated from the main wreckage and was found in the debris field. The debris field was about 1 mile long and 1,000 ft wide.

Sources:

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/helicopter-crashes-near-fountain-hills
https://www.azfamily.com/news/one-dead-after-helicopter-crashes-near-fountain-hills/article_a01709ea-6054-11e9-a168-c3623775133e.html
https://www.azfamily.com/news/slideshows/photos-helicopter-crashes-northeast-of-fountain-hills/collection_b081fc38-6057-11e9-8deb-732dd6445df6.html
https://www.azfamily.com/news/men-killed-in-helicopter-crash-near-fountain-hills/article_a01709ea-6054-11e9-a168-c3623775133e.html
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/helicopter-crashes-near-fountain-hills
https://vanhornaviation.com/2019/04/19/vha-stands-behind-products/
https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190416X22532&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2019 16:18 Geno Added
16-Apr-2019 17:36 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Apr-2019 17:38 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Apr-2019 20:13 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
16-Apr-2019 20:22 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Operator]
17-Apr-2019 07:09 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
17-Apr-2019 07:10 harro Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2019 07:59 gerard57 Updated [Nature, Narrative]
18-Apr-2019 21:49 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Narrative]
20-Apr-2019 14:02 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Apr-2019 17:14 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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