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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204613
Last updated: 21 January 2019
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Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:Sapphire Aviation LLC
Registration: N658H
C/n / msn: 67-17658
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East of Raton Municipal Airport (KRTN), Raton, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The helicopter with six occupants crashed under unknown circumstances. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact forces and subsequent fire. Five occupants died in the crash, one occupant was seriously injured.

Roy Bennett, opposition leader, a Zimbabwean coffee grower, four other people, his wife, Eileen Heather Bennett, 55, a passenger from Texas, and the helicopterís pilot and co-pilot died in their private helicopter.

British-born investor and world record holder Charles Burnett III was among five people killed.


Revision history:

18-Jan-2018 07:10 gerard57 Added
18-Jan-2018 10:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Embed code]
18-Jan-2018 17:12 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 17:35 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 17:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Jan-2018 18:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Jan-2018 22:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 23:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Jan-2018 06:03 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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