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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30504
Last updated: 20 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Helicopter Applicators Inc.
Registration: N94WF
MSN: 2622
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tinicum, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Erwinna, PA (NONE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was performing aerial application over the Delaware River. He stated that his attention was momentarily diverted, as he was looking at a flow gauge inside the cockpit. The pilot further stated that he flew too low, causing the skids to contact the water. The main rotor blades subsequently struck the water, and the helicopter came to rest in the river.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain a proper altitude above the water.


FAA register: 2.

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Mar-2009 12:05 harro Updated
10-Apr-2015 18:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 08:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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