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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42684
Last updated: 11 August 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1985
Time:08:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Alaska Helicopters
Registration: N59619
C/n / msn: 1681
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kenai, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Nikishka, AK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
FLT WAS BEING CONDUCTED TO OFF SHORE OIL PLATFORM. PLT WAS CHECKED OUT FOR OFF SHORE OPERATIONS THE DAY PRIOR TO THIS ACCIDENT. PLT STATED VISIBILITY ABOVE 500 FT WAS POOR & HE MAINTAINED 500 FT TO STAY BELOW A STRATUS LAYER. ONCE OVER THE WATER THE ONLY VISIBLE HORIZON WAS THE PLATFORMS. THE HELICOPTER CONTACTED THE WATER AND ROLLED OVER 1 1/2 MILES OFF SHORE. THE LIFE RAFT WAS SECURED TO THE CHIN BUBBLE AND WAS LOST WHEN THE BUBBLE SEPARATED DURING IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X35445


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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