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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31161
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Date:12-AUG-1996
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H
Owner/operator:Northwest Helicopters
Registration: N97NW
C/n / msn: 4867
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles north of Fourth of July Pass, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On August 12, 1996, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Garlick UH-1H helicopter, N97NW, operated by Northwest Helicopters of Olympia, Washington under 14 CFR 133, was observed by witnesses to experience a structural failure in the vertical fin area of the tail boom while hovering during an external load operation being conducted approximately 4 miles north of Fourth of July Pass, east of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The helicopter subsequently entered an uncontrolled rotation and crashed. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the commercial pilot, its sole occupant, was seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions existed and no flight plan had been filed.

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NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2011 14:42 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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