Loss of control Accident Helio H-250 Courier N333TB, 19 Sep 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170009
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Helio H-250 Courier
Registration: N333TB
MSN: 2530
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NE of Eielson Air Force Base (PAEI), Fairbanks, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Arctic Village, AK
Destination airport:Circle, AK (CRC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was departing from a remote, gravel-covered, 800-foot long off-airport site, in a tailwheel-equipped airplane. The pilot reported that at the time of the accident the airplane had been loaded at, or near the airplane's maximum gross weight limit. He said that shortly after the airplane became airborne, the tailwheel contacted an area of rising terrain causing the airplane to lose airspeed. The airplane subsequently collided with terrain at the departure end of the site, sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing/takeoff area, resulting in an inflight collision with terrain during takeoff.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

6 Jul 2005 N333TB Private 0 Anchorage, Alaska sub


Revision history:

20-Sep-2014 03:08 Geno Added
20-Sep-2014 03:09 Geno Updated [Source]
20-Sep-2014 08:13 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities]
24-Sep-2014 16:25 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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