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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238441
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:c. 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MD Helicopters MD600N
Owner/operator:Cobra Aviation Services LLC
Registration: N745BW
MSN: RN045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San Andreas, Calaveras County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The MD Helicopters MD600N, contracted by PG&E, experienced an emergency autorotation to open field terrain between Valley Springs and San Andreas, Calaveras County, California, near the PG&E Valley Springs Substation.
The helicopter was destroyed by the ensuing post crash fire and the three occupants onboard received minor injuries.

Sources:,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:20-JUL-20,SAN%20ANDREAS,N745BW (photo)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Oct 2009 N613BP Department of Homeland Security 0 Gillespie Field (SEE), San Diego, CA sub
5 Feb 2016 N745BW Private 0 Ashland, OR sub


Revision history:

21-Jul-2020 01:25 Geno Added
21-Jul-2020 02:55 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Jul-2020 13:33 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Jul-2020 22:42 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Mar-2021 21:06 rudy Updated [Nature]

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