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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30288
Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Date:05-JAN-2000
Time:14:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Aviation Services Unlimited
Registration: N206GR
C/n / msn: 615
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Brutus, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Penn Yan, NY (PED)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting an aerial observation of powerlines with three passengers onboard. The pilot stated he was heading westbound checking a cross arm at a slow hover. He then began to accelerate and turned east about 100 feet above the ground when a gust of wind pushed against the helicopter and the helicopter began to rotate to the right. The pilot attempted to accelerate into the wind to no avail and the aircraft 'corkscrewed' down into the ground. On the ground, the helicopter rolled on to its right side. Winds were reported out of the west at 280 degrees at 16 knots gusting to 22 knots 15 miles east of the accident site. No pre-impact deficiencies were reported with the engine or airframe.
Probable Cause: Was the pilot's failure to maintain directional control after encountering a loss of tail rotor effectiveness.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20377&key=1
FAA register: 2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=206GR


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Oct-2009 11:38 harro Updated
12-Apr-2015 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 21:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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