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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33339
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:19-SEP-1998
Time:14:30 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1L
Owner/operator:Precision Air
Registration: N5107J
C/n / msn: 6217
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Price, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Price, Utah
Destination airport:Price, Utah
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was moving logs off the hillside (elevation 7,860 feet, density altitude 10,775 feet), up a narrow canyon that ran approximately north and south. The wind was out of the south at 10 to 12 knots, and after he set down the logs, the helicopter started to turn to the right.

He said that prior to the turning, there were no unusual noises and he did not feel any control feedback. He further stated that he realized that he had lost tail rotor directional control and he autorotated to a landing spot. Immediately prior to landing, the helicopter's landing skids impacted a beaver pond and the aircraft bounced into the air, nosing over allowing the main
rotor blades to hit the ground.

Sources:

http://dms.ntsb.gov/aviation/AccidentReports/tdcxak55jtri0oeh324vtg451/N01292012120000.pdf
http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=37904
http://web.archive.org/web/20120427035301/http://www.rotorspot.nl:80/n-11.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Jan-2012 19:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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