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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30276
Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Date:18-JAN-2000
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269
Owner/operator:Helicopter Specialist Inc
Registration: N9297F
C/n / msn: 35-0408
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:3 miles south of Sherwood, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Starks Twin Oak, OR (7S3)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The commercial pilot and pilot rated passenger were practicing a pinnacle approach, terminating to a hover, over a gravel pile in the confines of a rock quarry. The commercial pilot stated that during the transition to a hover the helicopter continued to settle and the aircraft's left skid collided with the top of the pile. The pilot added full collective and left cyclic without a notable response. The helicopter continued to roll to the right and down the embankment. After the accident, the pilot reported that a dynamic roll over had occurred. Examination of the helicopter and associated system components revealed no evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure.
Probable Cause: The pilots failure to arrest the helicopter's descent rate during a planned approach to a hover. Factors include uneven terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20430&key=1
FAA register: 3. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9297F


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Nov-2014 00:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Sep-2019 10:33 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Source]

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