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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42707
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Date:07-JUL-1986
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:South Seas Helicopter
Registration: N4835A
MSN: 1833
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pacific Ocean -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Take off
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF FROM THE DECK OF A TUNA BOAT WHEN IT CONTACTED THE SIDE OF THE BOAT AND SANK IN THE OCEAN. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED ONE OF TWO NOSE TIEDOWN STRAPS HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED FROM THE HELICOPTER PRIOR TO THE TAKEOFF. THE NOSE TIEDOWN WERE NORMALLY USED ONLY AFTER FLYING HOURS AND WHEN ROUGH SEAS EXISTED. THE FOUR SIDE TIEDOWN STRAPS NORMALLY USED WHEN THE HELICOPTER WAS ON DECK WERE RELEASED BY A MECHANIC JUST PRIOR TO THE TAKEOFF. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AT COORDINATES 10.15'N AND 141.40'W, APPROXIMATELY 91 MILES SE OF HILO, HAWAII. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34206


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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