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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42660
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Date:11-APR-1983
Time:05:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
Owner/operator:Key Airlines
Registration: N1759D
MSN: 45559
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Salt Lake City , UT -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN DURING A TURN AFTER DEPARTING FROM A HOSPITAL HELIPAD WHILE ON AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL FLT TO PICK UP A MEDICAL TEAM TO CARE FOR A CRITICALLY ILL CHILD. THE PLT WAS NOTIFIED AT 0510 BY HIS DISPATCHER. AFTER CHECKING WX, THE PLT CALLED BACK & SAID IF THEY WANT TO TRY IT THERE WOULD BE NO GUARANTEE. THE DISPATCHER RELAYED THAT THEY (MEDICAL CENTER) INDICATED A GREAT NEED TO GO. PRIOR TO DEPARTING THE PLT WAS HEARD TO SAY 'I FEEL REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT THIS FLIGHT.' THE WITNESS STATED THE PLT HAD BEEN ROTATING (ROTORS) OUTSIDE A LONG TIME & WOULD LIFT OFF THE PAD & THEN SET IT BACK DOWN. FROM 0700 ON 5/7 TO 0545 ON 5/11, THE PLT WAS EITHER ON DUTY WITHTHE NAT'L GUARD, HOSPITAL, FLYING, OR GOING TO SCHOOL FOR A TOTAL OF ABOUT 74 HRS DURING A PERIOD OF ABOUT 95 HRS. HIS AVERAGE REST DURING THIS PERIOD WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT 5 HRS. THE ALTIMETER SETTING GIVEN TO THE PLT BY APPROACH CONTROL WAS 29.69. THE PLT'S ALT WAS FOUND SET AT 29.80, WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE ACFT TO BE 100 FT LOWER THAN INDICATED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42653


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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