NTSB Report on Fatal Lousiana Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board opened its public docket on the January 2009 helicopter accident that killed 8 persons.

On January 4, 2009, a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter (N748P), operated by PHI, Inc., crashed into swampy terrain just north of the Gulf of Mexico coastline near Morgan City, Louisiana.  The aircraft was on a Part 135 revenue flight to an oil platform when it crashed about 7 minutes after takeoff.  Eight of the nine persons aboard lost their lives.

The docket contains factual reports prepared by the investigative team, including reports on aircraft structures, aircraft systems, the transcript of the cockpit voice recorder, and toxicology reports.  A comprehensive materials laboratory report on the windscreen structure and a report on the flight data recorder information will be added to the docket.

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