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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83529
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Albatross Air, Inc.
Registration: N263CH
MSN: 2778
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Louisa, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Whitesburg, KY
Destination airport:Whitesburg, KY
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a local aerial power line observation flight, the helicopter impacted the static wire for the power line. The pilot reported that he never lost control of the helicopter, but landed as soon as he could in a parking lot, which was about 1/4 mile from the wire strike. He further stated that prior to the wire strike; there were no mechanical anomalies with the helicopter. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector that responded to the accident site reported that a 12 inch piece of the 7-strand wire remained in the wire cutter located below the main rotor mast.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a known wire hazard during an aerial observation flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

20-Dec-2010 06:52 ghostairfields Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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