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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41007
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:01-JUN-1995
Time:09:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Garlick TH-1L (Bell 204)
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N27FL
C/n / msn: 6439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Umpqua, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Myrtle Creek, OR (16S)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES SAW THE HELICOPTER STRIKE ITS TAIL ROTOR ON A TREE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LIFT A 3,000 POUND LOG SECTION USING A 150-FOOT LIFT LINE. THE TREE STRIKE DISABLED THE TAIL ROTOR, RESULTING IN LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE HELICOPTER SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED AT THE TOP OF A 150-FOOT-HIGH ROCK BLUFF, THEN SLID OFF THE BLUFF, COMING TO REST IN AN INVERTED ATTITUDE ON A 50 TO 60 PERCENT SLOPE ABOUT 250 FEET BELOW THE INITIAL IMPACT POINT. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE WITH A TREE, RESULTING IN A TAIL ROTOR BLADE STRIKE ON THE TREE WHICH DISABLED THE TAIL ROTOR. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE 150-FOOT-HIGH ROCK BLUFF.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001207X03807&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
26-Feb-2010 08:54 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Nature]
29-Jun-2014 17:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Damage]
29-Jun-2014 18:03 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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