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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240280
Last updated: 11 November 2020
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Date:19-AUG-2020
Time:c. 09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:Guardian Helicopters
Registration: N711GH
C/n / msn: 5071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Coalinga, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:New Coalinga Municipal Airport (C80), CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted the ground during an aerial fire-suppression flight south of the New Coalinga Municipal Airport (C80), Coalinga, California. The pilot had reported a hydraulics issue
The helicopter was destroyed and the sole pilot received fatal injuries.

Sources:

https://abc30.com/coalinga-helicopter-crash-firefighter-fresno-county-fire-cal/6378368/
https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/firefighting-helicopter-crashes-near-coalinga-faa-ntsb-to-investigate/
http://thepinetree.net/new/?p=105834
https://fireaviation.com/2020/08/19/pilot-killed-in-crash-of-firefighting-helicopter-near-coalinga-california/
https://guardianhelicoptersusa.com/bell-uh-1h-huey-n711-gh/
ex.US Army/65-10027, N7072C.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N711GH
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N711GH

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20200819X80931&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA


Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2020 22:48 Geno Added
19-Aug-2020 23:37 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Aug-2020 00:09 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2020 00:10 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities]
20-Aug-2020 03:41 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2020 07:46 Anon. Updated [Source]
20-Aug-2020 07:47 harro Updated [Cn, Source]
20-Aug-2020 08:02 A.J.Scholten Updated [Source]
20-Aug-2020 14:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
22-Sep-2020 11:18 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2020 11:18 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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