Aircraft Photo of N748P | Sikorsky S-76C | PHI - Petroleum Helicopters International | #333329
Registration / Serial:N748P
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-76
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-76
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-76C
C/n (msn):760629
Operator / Titles:PHI - Petroleum Helicopters International
City / Heliport:Amelia - Lake Palourde Base Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:Louisiana, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: 7LS3   Other: -
Photo Date:24 October 2008
Photo by:Adrian Romang
Photo ID: 333329
Photo Comment

A bare two month after this picture was taken, N748P suffered a fatal accident on January 4, 2009 with eight of the nine persons on board being killed. Cause of the accident was a birdstrike (red-tailed hawk) fracturing the windshield and interferring with the engine controls, resulting in the loss of power to both engines from which the crew was unable to recover. A similar incident happened to S-76 N276TH in 1999.

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