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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31000
Last updated: 27 August 2021
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Time:16:15 CDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
Owner/operator:Petroleum Helicopters (PHI)
Registration: N210PH
MSN: 51541
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houma, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Jackson, Louisiana
Destination airport:Houma, Louisiana
Investigating agency: NTSB
A bird struck and sheared the cyclic push pull tube during the helicopter's cruise flight at 800 feet MSL. The helicopter started 'shaking violently' and cyclic inputs did not correct the attitude of the aircraft. When the pilot lowered the collective full down and rolled the throttle to the idle position, the helicopter entered a 'near level attitude and a slight left bank.'

At about 15 feet AGL, the pilot applied full aft cyclic and pulled pitch for the landing. The helicopter touched the ground in a left sideways movement and bounced once before coming to rest.


1. FAA:
2. NTSB FTW97LA354 at

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Apr-2015 22:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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