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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43443
 
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Date:15-OCT-1994
Time:08:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 355
Owner/operator:Ranger Helicopters
Registration: N5787A
MSN: 5069
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jonesville, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Roanoke, VA (ROA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On October 15, 1994 about 0825 eastern daylight time, an Aerospatiale AS-355 helicopter, N5787A, operated by Ranger Helicopters, was destroyed after it struck power lines and collided with the ground during an aerial application flight in Jonesville, Virginia. Visual meteorological conditions existed and the commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured.

No additional information is available.
CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the power lines.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X02510


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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