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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74752
Last updated: 24 March 2019
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Date:14-SEP-1983
Time:18:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76A
Owner/operator:Amway Corp
Registration: N521AC
C/n / msn: 760159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Chicago Meigs Field, IL
Destination airport:Ada, MI
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Ditched into Lake Michigan following a loud bang and yaw, rolled over and sank.
A control cable to the tail rotor had been improperly routed. Wear caused it to snap.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X44453
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2008/09/pilots_recall_1983_amway_helic.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2010 09:46 TB Added
19-Jun-2010 11:02 TB Updated [Time, Nature, Narrative]
11-Feb-2011 06:20 TB Updated [Operator]
22-Jan-2016 00:04 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
22-Jan-2016 00:12 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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