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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 123624
Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350D
Owner/operator:Industrial Helicopters Inc
Registration: N3605S
MSN: 1224
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oil Production Platform in Gulf Of Mexico, off Venice, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Venice, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Destination airport:Oil Production Platform in Gulf of Mexico
Investigating agency: NTSB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) July 29 1981: Crashed on an oil production platform off Venice, Louisiana. The pilot of parked aircraft was giving hand signals to guide N3605S in during the landing. The tail rotor hit the safety net, N3605S spun around and then hit a parked Bell 206 helicopter (N3899C) and the oil platform's crane.

Per the NTSB report, the pilot in command (sole person aboard) misjudged the clearance between his aircraft, the parked aircraft, and the crane.

Registration N3605S cancelled by the FAA on February 11, 1983


1. NTSB:
2. FAA:

Revision history:

26-Jun-2014 20:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2014 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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