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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76302
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:07-DEC-1987
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412
Owner/operator:Air Logistics
Registration: N3910U
MSN: 33018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Galvestone, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Galvestone, TX
Destination airport:Galvestone, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT LANDED HARD IN THE GULF OF MEXICO DURING AN AUTOROTATION THAT WAS ENTERED FOLLOWING THE SEPARATION OF THE 90 DEGREE GEARBOX. THE GEARBOX (WITH TAIL ROTOR BLADES) SEPARATED DUE TO AN IMBALANCE. HOWEVER, THE GEARBOX WAS NOT RECOVERED DURING THE INVESTIGATION AND THE CAUSE OF THE IMBALANCE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=FTW88FA036&rpt=fa
https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X32699&key=1
https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=FTW88FA036&rpt=fi


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2010 12:47 Alpine Flight Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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