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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42636
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:04-APR-1991
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412SP
Owner/operator:Sun Company
Registration: N78S
MSN: 33114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Merion, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Destination airport:Radnor, PA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Collided with Piper Aerostar 601 (N3645D) and both aircraft crashed in a school yard. Both pilots and the three occupants in the Aerostar, including Senator Henry John Heinz III (52) and two children on the ground were killed. The helicopter assisting the Aerostar to fix landing gear problems, when collision occured.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X16772&key=1

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-91-91 issued 11 October 1991 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-91-92 issued 11 October 1991 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-91-93 issued 11 October 1991 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-91-94 issued 11 October 1991 by NTSB to NATIONAL BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (NBAA), THE HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (HAI), AND THE AIRCRAFT OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION (AOPA)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
05-Feb-2013 07:41 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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