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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39334
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 162F
Registration: N962WM
MSN: 6291
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ithaca, MI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Unk,
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The helicopter was destroyed when it impacted the terrain. The helicopter came to rest upright in a farm field. Pieces of plexiglas, sheet metal, the right horizontal stabilizer and a section of the tail rotor drive belt were found about 1/2 mile east-northeast of the main wreckage. The left entry doorframe and the right horizontal tailboom fin were found about 1/4 mile east-northeast of the main wreckage. No anomalies were found that could be associated with a preexisting condition.
Probable Cause: the door separation for undetermined reasons and the foreign object damage due to the door impact to the tailboom and tail rotor drive system.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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