Date: April 03, 1994
Time: 1636
Location: Lamoille, Nevada
Operator: Air Taxi - El Aero Services Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Bell 206B3
Registration: N27736
cn / ln: 2773
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff. The ingestion of foreign material (snow) in the engine, which resulted in a flameout (loss of engine power). Factors related to the accident were: the adverse weather conditions (snow falling & high density altitude), the lack of snow covers to protect the engine intakes while parked and awaiting for the weather conditions to improve, improper planning/decision by the pilot and the company/operator management, inadequate information in the flight manual, and the lack of suitable terrain for an emergency landing.

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