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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30420
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Registration: N4010G
MSN: 183
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Nekoosa, Wood County, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said he took off from the southeast side of a building and flew west. He stated he turned and flew north. He turned right and flew to the east. He said he 'experienced a hard gust of wind on my tail, causing the aircraft to enter a right spin.' He applied full left rudder and the helicopter did not stop its spinning. He stated he lowered 'the nose in an attempt to fly out of the spin, but to no avail again.' The pilot stated, 'I would need to attempt an auto-rotation to a safe landing.' He said that the 'landing was hard and the tail spun and hit two cars in the parking lot.' The pass was done in slow cruise. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions. The pilot checked wind before the flight. The wind was 270 degrees at 15 knots.

Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind gusts. Factors were the wind gusts and the two vehicles parked nearby.


FAA register: 2.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Apr-2009 12:34 harro Updated
12-Apr-2015 14:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 09:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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