Wirestrike Accident Bell 206A JetRanger N206GR,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30288
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Date:Wednesday 5 January 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Aviation Services Unlimited
Registration: N206GR
MSN: 615
Year of manufacture:1971
Total airframe hrs:11261 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Brutus, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Penn Yan, NY (PED)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was conducting an aerial observation of powerlines with three passengers onboard. The pilot stated he was heading westbound checking a cross arm at a slow hover. He then began to accelerate and turned east about 100 feet above the ground when a gust of wind pushed against the helicopter and the helicopter began to rotate to the right. The pilot attempted to accelerate into the wind to no avail and the aircraft 'corkscrewed' down into the ground. On the ground, the helicopter rolled on to its right side. Winds were reported out of the west at 280 degrees at 16 knots gusting to 22 knots 15 miles east of the accident site. No pre-impact deficiencies were reported with the engine or airframe.
Probable Cause: Was the pilot's failure to maintain directional control after encountering a loss of tail rotor effectiveness.


NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20377&key=1
FAA register: 2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=206GR

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Oct-2009 11:38 harro Updated
12-Apr-2015 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 21:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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