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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239321
Last updated: 3 September 2020
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Date:08-AUG-2020
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Southwest Heliservices LLC
Registration: N284S
C/n / msn: 2393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Marathon, Brewster County, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On August 8, 2020, at an unknown time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N284S, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Marathon, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured, and the three passengers were fatally injured. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 91 aerial survey flight.
The flight's mission was to conduct aerial survey of desert bighorn sheep in the Texas Black Gap Wildlife Management Area. When the helicopter did not return for refueling at the expected time, a search was initiated. The wreckage was located about 1200, by Texas Parks

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200808X64216&key=1
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/article/3-state-employees-dead-in-helicopter-crash-in-15470380.php
https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-statement-on-texas-parks-and-wildlife-department-helicopter-crash
https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=2
https://pitchstonewaters.com/desert-bighorn-at-black-gap-wildlife-management-area-far-west-texas/
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=284S
FAA

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/44945_1270231920.jpg (photo)

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2020 16:59 Aerossurance Added
09-Aug-2020 17:02 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source]
09-Aug-2020 17:09 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
09-Aug-2020 18:17 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Embed code]
09-Aug-2020 23:25 Geno Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code]
10-Aug-2020 17:51 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
10-Aug-2020 19:47 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Phase, Source]
26-Aug-2020 08:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2020 08:38 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source]

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