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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34363
Last updated: 9 May 2019
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Date:28-SEP-2008
Time:10:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2
Owner/operator:Evergreen Helicopters Alaska
Registration: N352EV
C/n / msn: 2555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Oil Production Platform, Cook Inlet, Nikiski, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Kenai, AK
Destination airport:Kenai, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The commercial pilot was making a positioning flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91. The pilot said he had shuttled passengers to an oil platform, and was returning to pick them up. He said as he approached the platform helipad, the tail rotor struck the safety netting surrounding the landing area. The pilot said there were no mechanical problems with the helicopter prior to the accident, but that the tail rotor gearbox and tail boom were substantially damaged during the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain tail rotor clearance from the safety netting during final approach and landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20081024X22214&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=N352EV

AS 350B2 N352EV at Anchorage Merrill Field (MRI/PAMR) Alaska, August 18, 2003

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2008 11:11 suldic Updated
18-Jul-2014 20:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Dec-2017 12:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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