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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42655
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Date:10-MAY-1994
Time:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
Owner/operator:Sonat Services
Registration: N5844
MSN: 51468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Intracoastl Cty, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Erath, LA (LA70)
Destination airport:Vermilion 149, GM
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER WAS THE THIRD AIRCRAFT TO DEPART ERATH HELISTOP EN ROUTE TO VERMILION 149 IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR CREW CHANGE. A SEARCH WAS STARTED WHEN THE PILOT DID NOT ARRIVE AT HIS DESTINATION. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ALONG THE INTENDED ROUTE OF FLIGHT APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE FROM SHORE. ALL MAJOR COMPONENTS WERE LOCATED WITHIN 100 FEET RADIUS OF THE WRECKAGE. A REVIEW OF THE AIRFRAME AND ENGINE RECORDS DID NOT REVEAL ANY ANOMALIES OR UNCORRECTED MAINTENANCE DEFECTS. CONTROL CONTINUITY WAS ESTABLISHED DURING A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HELICOPTER. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01268


Revision history:

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

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