Loss of control Accident Helio H 295 N50718, 15 Sep 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 290352
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Time:18:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H 295
Owner/operator:Jespersen Aircraft Services Inc
Registration: N50718
MSN: 1268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Prospect Creek, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Prospect Creek Airport, AK (PPC/PAPR)
Destination airport:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT/PABT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported he was departing from the ramp area at the airport due to wind direction. Shortly after becoming airborne in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, a gust of wind pushed the right wing down and the aircraft momentarily flew inverted, turned 90-degrees, and then impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of directional control during takeoff, in gusty and variable wind conditions, resulting in a collision with terrain.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Aug 2002 N50718 Private 0 Fort Yukon, Alaska sub


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06-Oct-2022 14:06 ASN Update Bot Added

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