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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76445
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:03-JUL-1970
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic S64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane
Owner/operator:Era Helicopters
Registration: N6962R
MSN: 64-058
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Union City, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Union City, TN
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
Engines ingested Polyethylene plastic; helicopter settled onto external load just placed on roof of building; fire erupted.

Sources:

1. http://www3.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=2852&key=0


Images:

Photo of N6962R courtesy AirHistory.net


Lancaster - General William J Fox (KWJF / WJF)
16 October 2009; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2010 02:57 Alpine Flight Added
19-Mar-2011 12:52 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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