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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151269
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale HH-65C Dolphin (SA 365N)
Owner/operator:US Coast Guard (USCG)
Registration: 6505
MSN: 6038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mamala Bay, off the coast of Oahu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Kalaeloan (PHJR)
Destination airport:Kalaeloan (PHJR)
Occurred while the aircrew was performing small boat hoist operations with a CG Station Honolulu 47' motor life boat during the early evening. The hoist cable became fouled in the dewatering standpipe of the motor life boat. The cable snapped resulting in damage to the main rotor of the helicopter. Just over 3 minutes later, with the helicopter traveling approximately 2.1 nautical miles, the the rotor head experienced a catastrophic failure and the helicopter crashed into the sea from a height of approximately 450 feet.


Revision history:

17-Dec-2012 09:42 TB Added
20-Jan-2019 12:28 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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