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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225402
Last updated: 4 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 III
Owner/operator:HLW Aviation LLC
Registration: N158H
MSN: 2974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:east of County Highway 3, north of Pittsfield, Pike County, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Pittsfield Penstone Municipal Airport, IL (KPPQ)
Destination airport:Pittsfield Penstone Municipal Airport, IL (KPPQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The helicopter pilot reported that, during his third agricultural application pass over a hilly field, he quickly glanced at an instrument inside the cockpit, and the helicopter impacted terrain. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the cabin, fuselage, and tailboom. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from rising terrain during agricultural application operations. 


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

24-May-2019 06:49 gerard57 Added
24-May-2019 10:11 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
24-May-2019 15:22 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2019 17:47 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Apr-2020 07:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
19-Apr-2020 15:43 harro Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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