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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30404
Last updated: 27 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
Owner/operator:New York State Police
Registration: N17SP
MSN: 45351
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Randolph, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Jamestown, NY (JHW)
Destination airport:Batavia, NY (22NY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was conducting a drug eradication mission. He was flying in a valley, toward the sun, approximately 200 feet above ground level, when the helicopter struck utility wires. The towers, which supported the wires, were below the tree line. The wires were depicted on the current Detroit Sectional Aeronautical Chart.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain visual separation from the wires. A factor was sunglare.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2015 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 09:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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