Accident Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar N3606U,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3142
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Date:Thursday 24 December 1981
Time:11:22 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar
Owner/operator:Petroleum Helicopters (PHI)
Registration: N3606U
MSN: 1233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gulf Of Mexico, off coast of Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Engene 250 Rig Helipad, Gulf of Mexico
Destination airport:Intercoastal City, Louisiana
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Forced landing on water, into Gulf of Mexico off coast of Louisiana, due to loss of engine power: right float did not inflate when Pilot electrically armed & actuated systems and aircraft sank into the sea. One person killed, four others escaped.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW82DA033
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Sources: [NTSB Identification: FTW82DA033]

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
07-Feb-2012 12:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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