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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42725
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Date:09-SEP-1987
Time:11:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Commodore Helicopters
Registration: N1082S
MSN: 2902
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Vallejo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Napa, CA (APC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE PERFORMING A ROUTINE AERIAL OBSERVATION FLIGHT TO INSPECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY'S TRANSMISSION LINES, THE HELICOPTER CRASHED AFTER COLLIDING WITH AN UNMARKED STATIC WIRE. THE LINE INSTALLATION WAS ON SLOPING TERRAIN & CONSISTED OF 3 TOWERS. THE SEVERED STATIC LINE WAS SUPPORTED BY TOWERS HAVING HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THE PLT FAILED TO DETECT & AVOID THE ELEVATED STATIC LINE. PG & E FAILED TO PROVIDE THE PLT WITH ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE HAZARDOUS & SOMEWHAT UNIQUE LINE CONFIGURATION. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X32106


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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