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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40836
Last updated: 6 April 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1984
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12C
Owner/operator:Hector Gratacos
Registration: N5317V
C/n / msn: 768
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:San Juan, PR -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A PERFORMER FELL FROM A TRAPEZE RIGGED BELOW THE HELICOPTER WHILE IT WAS HOVERING AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL. THE FAA HAD NOT AUTHORIZED THE MODIFICATION TO THE ACFT. THE PLT WAS NOT CERTIFIED FOR EXTERNAL LOAD OPERATIONS. THE PERFORMER REPORTEDLY HAD NOT DONE THIS ACT BEFORE AND WAS NOT IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38623


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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