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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237721
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:07-JUL-2020
Time:13:16 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:Airwest Helicopters
Registration: N623PB
C/n / msn: 4396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tonto National Forest, about 10 miles W of Payson, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Bell UH-1H Iroquis helicopter impacted the ground in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona, while performing long-line cargo delivery operations in support of fire suppression ops under contract to the US Forest Service.
The pilot was killed.

Sources:

https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/07/07/helicopter-crashes-while-working-on-the-polles-fire-in-arizona/
https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2020/07/07/helicopter-crash-at-arizona-wildfire/
https://www.12news.com/mobile/article/news/local/arizona/aircraft-reportedly-crashes-in-forest-while-battling-polles-fire/75-de77452a-21c4-43ca-a442-0c5131d55413?fbclid=IwAR3r10Da8n8aW8RE51A5zAFDJv_eeoPf9w5RElUvql8uO_ZpiEpNyNdn230
https://fireaviation.com/2020/07/07/pilot-killed-in-helicopter-crash-near-payson-arizona/
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:95:::NO::P95_EVENT_LCL_DATE,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:07-JUL-20,PAYSON,N623PB
https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=444db34a-f0ef-eefc-1b8b-99f632d6fab9&forceDialog=0

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-Airwest-Helicopters/Bell-UH-1H-Iroquois-205/4211337/L (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jul-2020 23:18 Captain Adam Added
08-Jul-2020 03:05 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2020 06:27 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
08-Jul-2020 06:30 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2020 08:13 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2020 13:54 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2020 12:52 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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