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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39666
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:12-FEB-1987
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Steven Phillips Helicopters
Registration: N9073Y
C/n / msn: 0230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:East of Interstate 70, near Myersville, Maryland -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Hagerstown, Maryland (HGR/KHGR)
Destination airport:Clinton, Maryland (FAA LID: W32)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED COMMERCIAL PILOT DEPARTED HAGERSTOWN IN A ROBINSON HELICOPTER THAT WAS NOT EQUIPPED TO FLY IN INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS. THE PILOT HAD NOT LOGGED ANY INSTRUMENT TIME AND ELECTED TO DEPART IN IFR CONDITIONS UNDER A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE. ATC TRANSCRIPTS OF THE HAGERSTOWN TOWER REVEALED THAT THE PILOT INTENDED TO FLY ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS LEADING BACK TO THE WASHINGTON AREA.

THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF INTERSTATE 70 AT A POINT WHERE IT TURNED SOUTH TO GO OVER A RIDGE LINE. A WEATHER STUDY INDICATED THAT MOUNTAIN RIDGES IN THE AREA WOULD HAVE BEEN OBSCURED BY FOG AND THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIGHT AND POSSIBLY MODERATE RIME ICING AT LOW ALTITUDES PARTICULARLY ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN RIDGES.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: BFO87FA022 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X30189&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9073Y
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=10730
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/md/N9073Y/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
18-Sep-2016 21:19 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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