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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205400
Last updated: 20 February 2019
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Time:13:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Revolution Aviation/Spitzer Helicopter LLC
Registration: N7530R
C/n / msn: 1295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Orange County, Newport Beach, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:John Wayne/Orange County (KSNA)
Destination airport:Catalina (KAVX)
The aircraft impacted residential structures and terrain in Newport Beach shortly after takeoff from John Wayne-Orange County Airport (KSNA) in Santa Ana, California. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and three of the four occupants onboard were fatally injured.
One of the four occupants onboard the helicopter was seriously injured and one person on the ground received minor injuries.



Looking NW towards the helicopter site 18 hours after impact. The helicopter roof was cut away by EMT personnel shortly after the accident. The survivor was seated in the front-left seat, and the rear right seat/headrest is visible in the image.

Revision history:

31-Jan-2018 01:36 Geno Added
31-Jan-2018 07:58 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Jan-2018 08:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Operator]
01-Feb-2018 04:13 Geno Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
07-Feb-2018 10:11 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]

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