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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42714
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Joe Foster Excavating
Registration: N49606
MSN: 1775
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alamo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Danville, CA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 3, 1986, at 1235 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 2068 helicopter, N49606, owned and operated by Joe Foster Excavating, Inc., Danville, California, crashed in a wooded area in Alamo, California, while circling a residence. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. The
pilot and passenger, the owner of the helicopter, sustained fatal injuries; the helicopter was destroyed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's incapacitation resulting from a myocardial event. Contributing to the cause of the accident was the pilot's failure to comply with the provisions of both his medical and pilot certificates and the inadequate procedures used by the Federal Air Surgeon to medically recertify the pilot.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-88-59 issued 6 June 1988 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-88-60 issued 6 June 1988 by NTSB to FAA

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
15-Feb-2020 18:21 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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