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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 9732
Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Date:21-AUG-1971
Time:08:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helio H-295 Super Courier
Owner/operator:Alaska Lumber
Registration: N6348V
C/n / msn: 1290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sitka, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sitka, AK
Destination airport:Wrangell, AK
Narrative:
Left wing separated in flight. The pilot (47) and two passengers died

Wing separation. Severe turbulence was reported in the area. A fatigue fracture occurred in the left wing lower attachment fitting this resulted in an AD being issued on carry through spar.

Sources:

NTSB

http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1019.msg4268;topicseen#msg4268

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-71-46 issued 23 September 1971 by NTSB
Safety recommendation A-71-47 issued 23 September 1971 by NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2010 14:09 TB Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
29-Jun-2017 06:10 Djohn Updated [Source, Narrative]

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