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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 264057
Last updated: 23 June 2021
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Date:15-JUN-2021
Time:c. 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H
Owner/operator:USDA Forest Service FEPP
Registration: N398M
MSN: 5028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Townsend, Broadwater County, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Helena Airport, MT (HLN/KHLN)
Destination airport:Helena Airport, MT (HLN/KHLN)
Narrative:
A Bell UH-1H made a hard landing and was partly consumed by the post-impact fire during an aerial fire suppression flight near Townsend, Broadwater County, Montana.
The five occupants onboard the helicopter received minor injuries.

note: the helicopter is registered by FAA with its former US Army serial 65-09984 as "c/n".

Sources:

https://www.ktvh.com/news/dnrc-helicopter-crashes-responding-to-deep-creek-fire
https://fireaviation.com/2021/06/15/helicopter-crashes-while-working-on-the-deep-creek-fire-in-montana/
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=N398M

https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/gallery/lightning-sparks-wildfires-slideshow?photo=1 (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jun-2021 05:02 Geno Added
16-Jun-2021 12:59 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jun-2021 08:52 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
22-Jun-2021 09:11 RobertMB Updated [Location, Narrative]

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