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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31088
Last updated: 26 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Owner/operator:Indiana State Police
Registration: N132SP
MSN: 41817
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Seymour, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
A Bell OH-58A, N132SP, piloted by a commercial pilot, was destroyed when it rolled over during a hover-loading activity on a grassy area between the North ramp and a closed East-West taxiway at Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot and one passenger reported minor injuries, one passenger was seriously injured. Two other passengers reported no injuries.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
improper action(s) by one or more of the emergency response team members, during a hovering/loading sequence, which resulted in the helicopter's lateral center-of-gravity (CG) limitations to be exceeded. A factor associated with the accident was: the pilot's inability to maintain lateral control of the helicopter, once the lateral CG limits had been exceeded.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-May-2009 23:33 harro Updated

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