Accident Sikorsky S-55 N3498, Friday 9 January 1976
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Date:Friday 9 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic S55P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-55
Owner/operator:Carson Helicopters
Registration: N3498
MSN: 55-600
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:California, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Leonardtown, MD
Destination airport:Solomons,MD
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
wheel eqpd.Fore and aft servo p/n 514-40-5003 steel cyl sleeve against upper end cap.Fortner ovhld
(Forced landing in water after mechanical failure)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD76AI047
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
21-Jul-2010 10:34 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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