Aircraft Report for 442DS

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Database Update Cycle
Aircraft Registration: Last 02/21/18 (weekly cycle) SDR: Last 02/21/18 (weekly cycle)
NTSB Data: Last 02/21/18 (weekly cycle) FAA Accident: 02/21/18 (weekly cycle)
Aircraft Information
 
Owner Type: CorporationOwner Name: D&S ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS INC
City: CLARKSTON State: WA
Zip: 994030549 Country: US
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Aircraft Type: Fixed wing single engineModel Year: 1994
Airworthiness Class: StandardTransponder Code: 51251147
Serial Number: 96 Aircraft Model: 8682000
Last Action: 2017-11-09Cert Issue: 2008-08-21
Status: 442DS
Aircraft Mfg: SOCATA Aircraft Model: TBM 700
Category: LandAmateur: No
Engines: 1Seats: 7
Weight: CLASS 1Cruising Speed: 0
Engine Mfg.: P&W Engine Model: PT6A SER
Fuel Consumed: 0.00Horsepower/Thrust: 750


Service Difficulty Report (SDR) Information
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NTSB Accident Information
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Accident Occurred on: 2003-10-24 00:00:00
Narrative (ACCP): On October 24, 2003, at 1830 central daylight time, an amateur-built Shapowal Rotorway Exec 90 helicopter, N442DS, piloted by a private pilot, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with a static wire, and subsequently the terrain, during an approach for a precautionary landing near Cushing, Minnesota. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 and was not on a flight plan. The pilot reported minor injuries. The flight departed a farm 9 miles northwest of Motley, Minnesota, at 1610, with an intended destination of the pilot's residence 3 miles southwest of Pillager, Minnesota. In his written statement, the pilot reported that he delayed his planned flight due to high winds earlier in the day. He stated that once the winds had died down, he departed for what should have been a 10 minute flight. He noted that after departure, he "turned north instead of south" and "after a few minutes [he] determined [he] was going the wrong direction." He subsequently located Motley, however he "missed the left (east) turn on County 28 south of Motley." At that point, the pilot "determined that [he] no longer had enough light to fly." He stated that he selected a location for a precautionary landing. He reported that he did not see the power lines on short final due to the poor lighting conditions. He stated that the helicopter "hit [the] power line at low speed and was thrown back and down on [its] left side." The pilot stated there were no malfunctions with the aircraft or engine prior to the accident.
Narrative (ACCF): The amateur-built helicopter was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with a static wire, and subsequently the terrain, during an approach for a precautionary landing. The pilot reported that he delayed his planned flight due to high winds. He stated that once the winds had died down, he departed for what should have been a 10 minute flight. However, after takeoff he reported that he made a wrong turn and became disoriented. While attempting to orient himself, the pilot "determined that [he] no longer had enough light to fly." He selected a location for a precautionary landing. He stated that he did not see the power lines on short final due to the poor lighting conditions. He reported that the helicopter "hit [the] power line at low speed and was thrown back and down on [its] left side." The pilot stated there were no malfunctions with the aircraft or engine prior to the accident.
Narrative (CAUSE): Selection of an unsuitable landing area by the pilot due to the static wire across the approach path. Contributing factors were the pilot's disorientation, the static wire and the low light (dusk) conditions.



FAA Accident/Incident Information
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