Accident Bell OH-58C Kiowa N436SD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30278
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Date:Tuesday 18 January 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell OH-58C Kiowa
Owner/operator:AG FLITE INC.
Registration: N436SD
MSN: 40987
Year of manufacture:1970
Total airframe hrs:4735 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brawley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Brawley, CA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter was engaged in agricultural aerial application. During a swath run over a field it descended and hit the ground. The post crash inspection revealed contaminants in the fuel system. Lack of engine rotational signatures were also noted. The source of the fuel contamination was not identified.
Probable Cause: The fuel system contamination that resulted in a loss of engine power during aerial application and a subsequent collision with the ground.


FAA register: 2. FAA:


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2015 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Oct-2017 16:52 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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