Date: August 12, 1971
Time: 14:27
Location: Valdez, Alaska
Operator: Trans Alaska Helicopter - Air Taxi
Flight #: ?
Route: Valdez, AK - Local
AC Type: Sikorsky S-55B
Registration: N5096V
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter crashed after the failure of the main rotor. Inadequate inspection and maintenance.

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