Incident Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar N88GT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23472
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Date:Thursday 24 January 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar
Registration: N88GT
MSN: 1071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Scottsdale Airport, AZ (SCF/KSDL)
Destination airport:Scottsdale Airport, AZ (SCF/KSDF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Substantially damaged January 24 1980 in a hard "power on" landing at Scottsdale, Arizona. According to the NTSB report, the pilot in command failed to maintain adequate rotor r.p.m., which was the cause of the crash. Aircraft was engaged in a "local hop" across Scottsdale Airport to go into the paint shop

Aircraft repaired and returned to service, crashed again March 17 1986 (see separate entry)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX80DA038
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
17 March 1986 N88GT Cri Helicopters 0 Tahoe Valley, El Dorado County, California w/o

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Jun-2014 22:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2014 02:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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