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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224091
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:16-APR-2019
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MD Helicopter MD500E (369E)
Owner/operator:K&S Helicopters
Registration: N593C
C/n / msn: 0201E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sacred Falls State Park, Hauʻula, Oahu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sacred Falls State Park, HI
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Following a loss of engine power, the aircraft experienced an emergency autorotation and subsequent impact with heavily wooded mountainous terrain in Sacred Falls State Park on the island of Oahu. The helicopter came to rest partially inverted, sustaining substantial damage, and the four occupants onboard were not injured.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources said the helicopter was being contracted by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife for field work. The team onboard had just deployed seabird song meters in Kaluanui Natural Area Reserve as part of ongoing population studies when the chopper got into trouble.

Note: official registered by FAA with "c/n" 201E.

Sources:

https://mauinow.com/2019/04/16/no-injuries-in-helicopter-hard-landing-at-sacred-falls/#slideshow
http://bigislandnow.com/2019/04/16/helicopter-makes-hard-landing/
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/04/16/firefighters-responding-downed-chopper-oahus-north-shore/
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N593C


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Apr-2019 00:48 Geno Added
18-Apr-2019 04:05 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
18-Apr-2019 04:14 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Apr-2019 07:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Apr-2019 10:23 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]

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