Date: April 18, 1979
Time: 1823
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Operator: New York Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Newark, NJ - Flushing, NY
AC Type: Sikorsky S61-L
Registration: N618PA
cn / ln: 61426
Aboard: 18   (passengers:15  crew:3)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:3  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Tail rotor separated in flight shortly after takeoff. The helicopter autorotated and crashed. Fatigue fracture in tail rotor.

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