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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32989
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:17-JUN-1983
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206
Owner/operator:Helimission Inc
Registration: HB-XCX
MSN: 8122
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sigor, Kerio Valley -   Kenya
Phase: Take off
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Sigor, Kerio Valley, Kenya
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While sling loading for unknown reasons a portion of the main rotor about 70cm broke off slamming into pilot trainer on the ground killing him instantly. Autopsy showed severe trauma to the back with multiple rib fractures and complete severing of the inferior vena cava just below the heart. Pilot was uninjured. Examination of the damaged main rotor showed what appeared to be a medium caliber bullet hole but could not be confirmed. Some witnesses indicated they may have heard a gunshot. Helicopter was owned by Helimission Inc.

Sources:

1. Larry E Banta MD physician stationed in Kenya at the time. Personally examined helicopter and did the autopsy on the pilot trainer.
2. http://www.swissheli.com/history/hb-xcx.htm

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jul-2011 02:39 Daktari Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Aug-2015 08:24 Larry E Banta MD Updated [Narrative]
28-Aug-2016 17:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]

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