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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37076
Last updated: 2 April 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1984
Time:07:00
Type:Bell 47J-2 Ranger
Owner/operator:Moores Hawaiian Helicopters
Registration: N2097
C/n / msn: 2832
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kahuku, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ABOUT 3 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE HELICOPTER WAS OBSERVED DESCENDING IN A 'GLIDING FASHION' UNTIL WATER IMPACT. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT IT APPEARED TO BE FLYING STRAIGHT & DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN TROUBLE. THE WITNESS REPORTED THAT SHE COULD HEAR THE ENG & IT SOUNDED NORMAL. ONLY THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES, MAST, SWASHPLATE CONTROL ASSEMBLY, TRANSMISSION & ENG WERE RECOVERED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38587


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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