Accident Aérospatiale AS 350 N8TV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3141
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Date:Saturday 22 November 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350
Owner/operator:Belo Broadcast
Registration: N8TV
MSN: 1115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Waco, Texas
Destination airport:Dallas, Texas
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off November 22 1980 when crashed at Waxahachie, Texas, killing all three persons on board. Cause of crashed attributed to spatial disorientation, induced by continued visual flight rules (VFR) flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). Aircraft not certified for IMC flight, and the weather conditions were low cloud, rain and fog, with poor visibility.

Registration N8TV cancelled by the FAA on January 23 1981; note, however, that the registration N8TV was later re-used by another AS 350 B2, c/no. 4291, from August 6 2009.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW81FA012
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


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2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
24-May-2014 20:23 Geno Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2014 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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