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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75950
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB BK 117A-4
Owner/operator:St. Louis Helicopters
Registration: N230H
MSN: 7136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Topeka, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Topeka-Forbes Airport, KS
Destination airport:Topeka-Forbes Airport, KS
Investigating agency: NTSB
Forced landing in a field and rolled on its side after engine cowling separated in flight damaging the main rotor blades and leading to loss of the tail rotor gear box.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-99-79 issued 16 November 1999 by NTSB to FAA

Revision history:

27-Jul-2010 11:03 Alpine Flight Added
19-Aug-2010 13:58 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-Nov-2012 12:41 TB Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Nov-2012 12:42 TB Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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