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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32412
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Date:25-MAR-1994
Time:12:42 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L LongRanger
Owner/operator:Universal Air Service Inc
Registration: N16705
MSN: 45094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Orlando, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Orlando, FL
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On March 25, 1994, about 1242 eastern standard time, a Bell 206L, N16705, registered to Universal Air Service of Florida, Inc., crashed while making an off-heliport landing at Orlando, Florida, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 sightseeing flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage. The commercial-rated pilot and one passenger received minor injuries. Four passengers received serious injuries. One passenger was not injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated that shortly after departure he activated the water-alcohol injection system and noticed an increase in engine performance and a reduction in turbine out temperature (TOT). A short time later he noticed that the N2 turbine speed was slightly above red line and rapidly swung to near the upper limit of the gauge. He reduced the throttle slowly to attempt to manually override the N2 overspeed, picked out a landing area, and began an approach to the landing area. He rolled the throttle to the idle detent, with no effect on the N2 overspeed and the engine quit shortly after this. He did not have enough altitude and airspeed to enter autorotation and the helicopter descended and touched down hard.

Witnesses observed the helicopter flying from east to west at about 300 feet. The helicopter was making a high pitched squeal and was descending. The helicopter appeared to lose power and then crash in a construction area.

Sources:

1. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=16705
2. https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20001206X00958&ntsbno=MIA94LA100&akey=1
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=2908


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jun-2014 23:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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