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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 9866
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 500D (369D)
Registration: N8393F
MSN: 270091D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ellisville, Fulton County, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Springbay, Woodford County, Illinois
Destination airport:Ellisville, Fulton County, Illinois
Investigating agency: NTSB
Substantially damaged March 17, 1978 near Ellisville, Fulton County, Illinois: passenger walked into rotor blade while departing helicopter, and sustained fatal injuries. Substantial damage to the main rotors blades. No injuries to the other two persons on board (pilot and one other passenger)


1. NTSB Identification: CHI78FEV22 at
2. FAA:

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Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
21-Aug-2016 02:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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