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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240711
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R-44 II
Owner/operator:Xiang Wei General Aviation Co.
Registration: B-7537
MSN: 13679
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Longnan, Jiangxi Province -   China
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAAC
While spraying insecticides, the helicopter struck power lines and crashed. The pilot died in the crash.
The helicopter flew within a radius of 15 km, from south to north in the area of operation at around 10:55 minutes.
The helicopter was passing a 220 KV high voltage line from south to north in its area of operation when one of the rotor blades hit a high voltage line, causing a high voltage line to break and one of the rotor blades to break.
The plane crashed into an orchard at an altitude of approximately 270 feet.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

31-Aug-2020 09:20 gerard57 Added
31-Aug-2020 11:08 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
31-Aug-2020 12:45 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
02-Mar-2021 18:02 rudy Updated [[Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]]
29-Oct-2021 18:45 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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