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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38629
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Date:08-SEP-1984
Time:16:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Island Helicopter
Registration: N4FL
MSN: 1229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wallingford, CT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wallingford, CT
Destination airport:Garden City, NY (4N6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH WIRES AFTER THE PLT ANNOUNCED BY RADIO THAT HE WAS GOING TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER THE SITE OF AN OUTDOOR EVENT THAT HE HAD JUST ATTENDED. SOME WITNESSES SAW THE HELICOPTER FLYING EXTREMELY LOW. IT APPEARED THAT ONE OF THE LANDING SKID STRUTS CONTACTED THE WIRE. THE ACFT FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN AND SEPARATED INTO PARTS AS IT DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41186


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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