Accident Helio H-395 Super Courier N713C,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 345694
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Date:Sunday 17 September 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H-395 Super Courier
Owner/operator:Wright Air Service LLC
Registration: N713C
MSN: 1438
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Fairbanks, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Fairbanks, AK
Destination airport:Fairbanks (Nome Creek), AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that during takeoff from a remote site surrounded by trees, he encountered windshear and a gusting tailwind during the initial climb. He said that once the airplane climbed above tree level, the airplane stopped climbing, lost altitude, and then struck a stand of trees at the departure end of the site, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and empennage. The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s encounter with windshear during initial climb out, which resulted in a loss of control.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC23LA082
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
26 January 2012 N713C Wright Air Service 0 A snow covered frozen lake in Old Minto, AK sub
16 September 2023 N713C Wright Air Service 0 Fairbanks, AK sub



Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

18-Sep-2023 16:11 Captain Adam Added
07-Oct-2023 20:26 Captain Adam Updated
05-Apr-2024 17:19 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Photo]

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