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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76986
Last updated: 14 June 2021
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Date:25-JAN-1999
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell TH-67A Creek
Owner/operator:US Army
Registration: N67745
MSN: 5200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort Rucker, Dale County, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Rucker, Alabama
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Bell 206B-3 was the winner of the 1993 US Army's New Training Helicopter (NTH) competition. In 1992 the Army sought a replacement for the UH-1Hs that were being used at the Army Aviation Center. A request for proposal was advertised that resulted with four manufacturers submitting 5 entries for evaluation. American Eurocopter with two separate entries based on the AS350, Enstrom, Schweizer 330 and the Bell 206BIII. Schweizer was eliminated. Enstrom was determined not a suitable instrument trainer and the AS350s were too costly from both lack of early delivery and per hour costs. Bell manufactured the aircraft at Mirabel Canada. They were initially flown to completion centers Premier Aviation at Arlington, Texas with later ones to Edwards Aircraft in Tenn for missionization.

The Army operates the TH-67 as public use and they carry US registrations, are maintained by a civilian contractor to maintain US airworthiness standards. They are owned by the Army and are not leased.TH-67s are used for primary, instrument and basic combat skills training at Fort Rucker from Cairns Army Airfield and Shell Army Heliport. They are used nowhere else in the US Army.

Sources:

1. http;//www.scramble.nl [Scramble 255]
2. https://www.helis.com/database/model/TH-67-Creek/
3. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=67745


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov--0001 00:00 ASN Archive
21-Aug-2016 19:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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