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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58508
Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Date:20-MAY-1999
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Romavia
Registration: YR-GRP
MSN: 4483
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km from Petrosani -   Romania
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
YR-GRP Bell 206B Jet Ranger III c/n 4483 ex N43905. Exported to Romania 07-Jan-99; registered 12-Feb-99 to Romavia; written off 20-May-99; While en route, after crossing a mountain ridge at 3,000 feet, the helicopter encountered strong down drafts and was unable to maintain height, at a location 15 km from Petrosani, Romania. It settled into the trees on the hillside and rolled down slope.

Of the five persons on board (pilot and four passengers) one passenger was seriously injured, the other four persons on board were uninjured. Registration cancelled 31-Aug-00

Sources:

1. https://www.thai-aviation.net/files/YR_Register.pdf
2. http://www.bellhelicopter.com/en/support/flightsafety/pdf/destroyed.pdf
3. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2009 11:41 harro Added
13-Oct-2013 23:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2016 12:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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