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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 129261
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Woods Air Service
Registration: N9193F
MSN: 540597S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kobuk, Alaska, at 6655′3″N 15654′25″W -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Kobuk, AK
Destination airport:Kobuk, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Written off (destroyed) 17 August 1977 when flew into the ground near Kobuk, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska. Kobuk is located at 6655′3″N 15654′25″W. According to the NTSB report, the pilot was "buzzing" some spectators on the ground, and indulging in unauthorized/unwarranted low flying, when he misjudged the aircraft's speed and altitude after he "diverted attention from operation of aircraft" causing a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain)


1. NTSB Identification: ANC77DA076 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

24-Feb-2016 20:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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