Date: June 19, 1984
Time: 02:55
Location: Island Beach, New Jersey
Operator: Air Taxi - Raco Helicopters Corp.
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Aerospeciale AS-350D
Registration: N5784M
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:1  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The on-demand air taxi flight departed for garden city with one passenger. The reported weather at the approximate time of the accident indicated low clouds, thunderstorm activity including rain and lighting. One witness stated that he observed the helicopter flying at an altitude of approximately 60 to 80 feet above the water. The helicopter wreckage was found the next day on the beach. Continued VFR flight into IMC. Improper altitude.

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