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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42685
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Date:17-MAR-1987
Time:08:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Alyeska Pipeline
Registration: N9AR
MSN: 3853
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Valdez, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Valdez, AK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TRANSMISSION LINES WHILE ON PIPELINE PATROL, FATALLY INJURING THE PILOT AND SERIOUSLY INJURING THE OBSERVER. THE OBSERVER STATED THAT HE AND THE PILOT HAD BEEN FLYING TOWARDS A BURNING OBJECT ON THE SNOW NEAR TWO SNOW MACHINES WHEN THEY STRUCK THE WIRE. THE BURNING OBJECT WAS LATER DISCOVERED TO BE A HAZARD WARNING BALL WHICH HAD APPARENTLY IGNITED ON THE TRANSMISSION LINE AND FALLEN TO THE GROUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30343


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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