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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30278
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:18-JAN-2000
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58C Kiowa
Owner/operator:AG FLITE INC.
Registration: N436SD
C/n / msn: 70-15436
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Brawley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Brawley, CA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The helicopter was engaged in agricultural aerial application. During a swath run over a field it descended and hit the ground. The post crash inspection revealed contaminants in the fuel system. Lack of engine rotational signatures were also noted. The source of the fuel contamination was not identified.
Probable Cause: The fuel system contamination that resulted in a loss of engine power during aerial application and a subsequent collision with the ground.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20391&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=436SD


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2015 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Oct-2017 16:52 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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