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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39433
Last updated: 26 August 2019
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Date:22-FEB-1986
Time:19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N90459
C/n / msn: 0108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:1/4 mile S of Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport, Greenville, -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport (GCY/KGCY
Destination airport:Knoxville, Tennessee (DKX/KDKX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE FLIGHT WAS LAST SEEN TO DEPART RUNWAY 23 AT THE GREENVILLE AIRPORT AND ENTER A LOW CLOUD LAYER AT NIGHT. A WITNESS ESTIMATED THE HELICOPTER ENTERED THE CLOUDS AT ABOUT 300 TO 400 FEET AGL. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND THE NEXT DAY, LOCATED ABOUT 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF THE EXTENDED RUNWAY CENTER LINE. AN EXAMINATION REVEALED THE INITIAL IMPACT WAS WITH A TREE. THE HELICOPTER THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND, APPROX 75 FEET DOWNHILL AND NORTH OF THE INITIAL TREE IMPACT POINT. NO PRE-IMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND; HOWEVER, THE HELICOPTER WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED (DESTROYED) WHEN IT CRASHED. THE PILOT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK SHOWED ONLY A SLIGHT AMOUNT (375 NG/ML) OF BUTALBITAL IN THE PILOT'S URINE. A CHECK OF HIS BLOOD WAS NEGATIVE FOR DRUGS/MEDICATION.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: ATL86FA081 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X32802&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=90459
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1233
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/tn/N90459/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2016 11:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 17:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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