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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135506
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Helicopters Inc.
Registration: N2385X
C/n / msn: 0537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Islamorada, Monroe County, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE/KFXE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witnesses reported seeing the helicopter flying at approx. 8-10 feet off the water at Islamorada, Florida. It entered a left turn and the helicopter descended, striking the water with a skid, cartwheeled, and crashed. Pilot and passenger safe. Aircraft destroyed. Per the official NTSB report, the cause of the accident was attributed to "Pilot in Command misjudged altitude"


1. NTSB Identification: MIA86FA199 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

12-Feb-2016 17:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 19:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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