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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41098
Last updated: 28 July 2019
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Date:28-OCT-1984
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic EN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Enstrom 280C Shark
Owner/operator:Action Air Helicopters
Registration: N51686
C/n / msn: 1113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Butler, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Butler, PA
Destination airport:Butler, PA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE STATIC LINE OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE WHILE ON A FLT TO PHOTOGRAPH AN APARTMENT COMPLEX. THE OWNER OF THE COMPLEX ACCOMPANIED THE PLT ON THE FLT, THERE AFTER THE ACFT WAS TO BE USED FOR PASSENGER SIGHTSEEING FLTS AS PART OF SALES PROMOTION FOR A RESTAURANT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE REAR OF THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE LINE, THE ACFT PITCHED DOWN & HIT THE HILLSIDE & CONTINUED ITS CRASH TRAJECTORY ONTO HWY 68. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DID NOT REVEAL ANY PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41458
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=NYC85FA015&rpt=fi


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
02-Feb-2010 05:42 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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