Date: April 01, 1993
Time: 16:15
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Operator: Air Taxi - Sea Pacific Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Aerospatiale SA316B
Registration: N3153R
cn / ln: 1484
Aboard: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 0
Summary: While in cruise flight at an altitude of 150 to 200 feet agl, the surviving passenger heard abnormal sounds from the helicopter which then began a descending right bank into trees. Examination of the helicopter disclosed fatigue failure of the lower mixing unit and a fatigue crack in the upper mixing unit on the flight control system.

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