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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151271
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:c. 19:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale MH-65C Dolphin (SA 365N)
Owner/operator:US Coast Guard (USCG)
Registration: 6535
MSN: 6185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Point Clear, Mobile Bay, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Mobile Regional (KMOB)
Destination airport:Mobile Regional (KMOB)
Crashed during SAR training mission.

Causal factors: A lack of established flight manual procedures for inadvertently entering instrument flight conditions, and a lack of recent over water night and night vision goggle flying by the pilot were identified as contributing factors.


Revision history:

17-Dec-2012 10:14 TB Added
31-Aug-2014 19:29 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2016 15:19 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
20-Jan-2019 12:02 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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