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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238912
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Date:30-JUL-2020
Time:20:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell OH-58A-BF Kiowa/Arrow Falcon Exporters OH-5
Owner/operator:A Farmer Service Corp.
Registration: N901XV
C/n / msn: 69-16273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Holtville, Imperial County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Imperial, CA (IPL)
Destination airport:Imperial, CA (IPL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On July 30, 2020, at 2045 Pacific daylight time, a Bell OH-58A helicopter, N901XV, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Holtville, California. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 agricultural flight.

The pilot stated that after his initial departure, he touched down to pick up his first load. After he completed dispersing two loads he returned back to the loader and added another load. He made a normal takeoff and completed three passes over the intended field. As he approached wires, the pilot maneuvered the helicopter into a climb and prepared to make a fourth pass. After completing a left turn back to the field, the engine experienced a total loss of power. He performed an autorotation and during the touchdown, the helicopter collided into haystacks.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200731X20050&key=1
https://kyma.com/news/2020/07/31/pilot-taken-to-hospital-after-helicopter-crash/
https://holtvilletribune.com/2020/07/holtville-local-news/holtville-copter-crash-leaves-pilot-with-minor-injuries/
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:96:6995340212182::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:31-JUL-20,ARROW+FALCON
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=901XV
http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/n-8.php

https://www.arrowfalcon.com/

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jul-2020 22:05 Geno Added
31-Jul-2020 23:30 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
31-Jul-2020 23:59 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 01:12 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 01:17 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Operator]
01-Aug-2020 21:05 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 12:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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