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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43417
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:31-OCT-1991
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-5A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7162R
MSN: 25071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kosrae, GU -   Guam
Phase: Take off
Nature:SU
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE CHIEF OFFICER OF THE FISHING VESSEL DON JUAN Z SAID THAT THE HELICOPTER WAS ATTEMPTING TO LIFT OFF THE HELIPAD AND SUDDENLY ROLLED TO THE LEFT, CRASHING INTO THE STARBOARD SIDE OF THE SHIP, THEN ROLLED INTO THE OCEAN INVERTED. THE HELICOPTER MECHANIC ASSIGNED TO THE SHIP SAID THAT THE STARBOARD TIEDOWN WAS STILL ATTACHED TO THE RIGHT SKID OF THE HELICOPTER AS IT TRIED TO LIFT OFF. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 0955 LOCAL SHIP TIME. CAUSE: THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S IMPROPER PREFLIGHT INSPECTION OF THE HELICOPTER RESULTING IN A TIEDOWN STRAP NOT BEING REMOVED FROM THE RIGHT SKID AND SUBSEQUENT ROLL OVER ON TAKEOFF.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X18337

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

13 Jul 1973 N7984J Helicopter Cha 1 Peoria, IL w/o
12 Aug 1975 ZK-HHU Thames Aerial Topdressing Ltd Whenuakite unk


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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