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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39400
Last updated: 29 September 2019
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Date:22-DEC-1984
Time:16:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N84958
C/n / msn: 0407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ellington Airport, 2nm N of Ellington, Tolland County, CT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ellington, CT (FAA LID: 7B9)
Destination airport:Ellington, CT (FAA LID: 7B9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT CONTINUED FLIGHT INTO IMC CONDITIONS IN A HELICOPTER WHICH WAS NOT EQUIPPED FOR FLIGHT ON INSTRUMENTS. THERE IS NO RECORD OR WITNESSES OF THE PILOT HAVING RECEIVED A FORMAL WEATHER BRIEFING, BUT IT IS REPORTED THAT THE PILOT WAS INFORMED OF FOG MOVING TOWARD AND EVENTUALLY 'SOCKING IN' THE AIRPORT. THE PILOTS REPLY TO THE LAST CALL OF A 'SOCKED IN' CONDITION WAS 'I HAVE THE AIRPORT IN SIGHT'. WITNESSES SAW THE AIRCRAFT HEADING AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT AFTER HAVING HEARD IT FLYING TOWARD THE AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SEEN TO DESCEND AT A STEEP ANGLE TOWARD THE GROUND JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT. THE SIGHTING WAS SHORT (APPROX 3 SECONDS) AND MADE MORE DIFFICULT BY THE REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO FOG AND FADING DAYLIGHT (DUSK). INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MECHANICAL OR PHYSICAL REASONS OF A CONTRIBUTORY NATURE.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC85FA048 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X41878&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=84958
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=35153
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ct/N84958/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2016 11:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2016 11:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
17-Sep-2016 22:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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