ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43440
Last updated: 6 April 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:04-JAN-1984
Time:06:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 355F
Owner/operator:Petroleum Helicopters
Registration: N5792X
C/n / msn: 5106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Morgan City, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:(7R3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLTS IN A HELICOPTER ENCOUNTERED FOGGY WEATHER DURING A POSITIONING FLT AND CRASHED INTO A LAKE ABOUT 4 MI FROM THE DEPARTURE POINT, A FISHERMAN WHO WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT SAID THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO THE WATER IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. THE ACFT SKIPPED AND TUMBLED FOR ABOUT 100 YARDS BEFORE IT SANK. PLTS, WHO WERE SEARCHING IN THE AREA & THAT THERE WAS A SCUD LAYER BETWEEN 100 & 300 FT AGL. A COUPLE OF AIRCREWS REPORTED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THEIR WINDSPEEDS FOGGEDUP ON BOTH THE INSIDE & OUTSIDE, REDUCING THEIR FORWARD VISIBILITY. ADDITIONALLY, THE PLTS REPORTED DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING A VISIBLE HORIZON BELOW 300 FT AGL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38569


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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description