ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293855
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Narrative:The purpose of the flight was to perform "fast rope" insertions by FBI helicopter to the roof of a one-story training structure with a second-story facade attached. The helicopter approached the building from the front, with two jumpers posted on skid-mounted pods on either side of the aircraft. One jumper was deployed from the left pod, and the flight crew then decided to reposition the helicopter over the building prior to deploying the jumper from the right pod. While repositioning, the helicopter dragged the right skid on the building. The pilot attempted to free the skid, and increase the helicopter's altitude above the structure. During the climb, the right skid snagged the structure; the helicopter rolled inverted, and then struck trees and terrain. Following the accident, the pilot reported that there were no deficiencies with the handling and performance of the helicopter.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Quantico, Virginia -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Quantico MCAF /Turner field, VA (KNYG)|
|Destination airport:||Quantico MCAF /Turner field, VA (KNYG)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The flight crew's failure to maintain adequate altitude/clearance from a building, which resulted in contact with the building, dynamic rollover, and collision with terrain.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||1 year and 4 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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