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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76835
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Date:27-JUL-1993
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger III
Owner/operator:Ace Helicopter Co Ltd
Registration: JA6062
MSN: 4146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Okuma-Cho, Fukushima -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: JTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 27-07-1993: The aircraft was destroyed when it reportedly crashed in fields at Okuma-Cho, Fukushima, Japan, whilst flying in poor visibility. The helicopter was engaged agricultural (crop spraying/top dressing) operations, and the pilot - the sole person on board - was killed

Cause (translated from Japanese):
In this accident, the Aircraft flew in bad weather due to sea fog, so when it approached the power transmission line and made a sharp right turn at a low speed to avoid it, the tail rotor lost its function and turned right. It is presumed that this was due to the crash that could not be avoided from the rolling state.

Sources:

1. http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/ja.php
2. https://www.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/aircraft/rep-acci/96-6-2-JA6062.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
28-Aug-2016 17:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2020 16:43 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source]
13-Sep-2020 16:44 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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