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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32257
Last updated: 22 August 2020
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Time:10:20 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:Western Helicopters Inc
Registration: N1089N
C/n / msn: 510964D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mountainous terrain near Highland, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Mountainous terrain
Destination airport:L67
Investigating agency: NTSB
During cruise flight with three doors removed, the aircraft, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N1089N, registered to South Coast Helicopter, Inc., and operated by Western Helicopters, experienced a loss of the tail rotor assembly due to an accidental discharge of personal cargo and performed an emergency hard landing in mountainous terrain near Highland, California.
The helicopter was destroyed during the accident sequence. The pilot and two passengers received minor injuries while the third passenger was seriously injured.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Jun-2012 00:20 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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