Accident Helio H-295 Super Courier N713C, Thursday 26 January 2012
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Date:Thursday 26 January 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Helio H-295 Super Courier
Owner/operator:Wright Air Service
Registration: N713C
MSN: 1438
Year of manufacture:1970
Total airframe hrs:7310 hours
Engine model:Lycoming GO-480 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:A snow covered frozen lake in Old Minto, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Old Minto, AK
Destination airport:Fairbanks, AK (PAFA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was landing the ski-equipped airplane on a snow-covered lake when the left ski encountered a snow drift, and the airplane nosed over, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing and vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to land on unsuitable terrain, which resulted in the airplane nosing over.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC12CA020
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 September 2023 N713C Wright Air Service 0 Fairbanks, AK sub
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Revision history:

27-Jan-2012 16:09 Geno Added
28-Jan-2012 02:56 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2012 00:14 Geno Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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