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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39431
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:22-FEB-1984
Time:15:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8404S
C/n / msn: 349
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California (CMA/KCMA)
Destination airport:Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) February 22. 1984 when crashed at Thousand Oaks, California: Wire strike at low level. Pilot previously cited for reckless flying. Both persons on board killed, one of whom was the pilot and registered owner, Arthur M. Fisher. (see link #5).According to the official NTSB report into the accident:

"THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH 2 CABLES SUPPORTED BY 150 FEET TALL TWIN TOWERS. IT THEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO A 15 FEET DEEP DRAINAGE DITCH AND BURNED. THE PILOT HAD BEEN CITED ON 2/20/84 FOR 'CARELESS AND RECKLESS OPERATION OF AN AIRCRAFT.' ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAD FLOWN WITH THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE OFTEN FLEW AT LOW ALTITUDE.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE NOT MAINTAINED: PILOT IN COMMAND
VISUAL LOOKOUT INADEQUATE: PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
COMPLACENCY: PILOT IN COMMAND
OBJECT WIRE,TRANSMISSION: COLLISION

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: LAX84FA193: at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X38803&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=8404S
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ca/N8404S/
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1247
5. http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/213328006/Arthur-N-Fisher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
07-Feb-2016 23:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2016 21:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [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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