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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39425
Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Date:12-MAR-1982
Time:13:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Muth Aircraft Company
Registration: N9079M
C/n / msn: 0049
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Spangler, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Newry, Pennsylvania
Destination airport:Indiana, Pennsylvania
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER STRUCK A SET OF NORTH-SOUTH POWER LINES WHILE THE PILOT WAS PATROLLING A SET OF EAST-WEST POWER LINES. THE POWER LINES BEING PATROLLED PASSED UNDER THE LINES THAT WERE STRUCK. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED OVER HILLY, WOODED TERRAIN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC82FA053 at https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020917X02542&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9079M
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1266
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/r22show.asp?start=1&count=50]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
16-Sep-2016 18:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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