History of Helicopter Involved in the Seattle Crash

Many are wondering if the aircraft that was involved in the KOMO helicopter crash had a history of problems.  A complete history of the chopper's maintenance records (including information that is generally not available to the public), etc. will undoubtedly be part of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) detailed investigation.  A quick search of publicly available information regarding the helicopter's history revealed the following:

Registration Number N250FB

 

Serial Number     3669     

Status     Valid

Manufacturer Name     EUROCOPTER     

Certificate Issue Date     10/18/2007

Model     AS 350 B2     

Expiration Date     07/31/2015

Type Aircraft     Rotorcraft     

Type Engine     Turbo-shaft

Pending Number Change     None     

Dealer     No

Date Change Authorized     None     

Mode S Code (base 8 / oct)     50453775

MFR Year     2003     

Mode S Code (base 16 / hex)     A257FD

Type Registration     Corporation     

Fractional Owner     NO

Engine Manufacturer     TURBOMECA     

Classification     Standard

Engine Model     ARRIEL 1D1     

Category     Normal

Registered To:
HELICOPTERS INC
5000 OMEGA DR
CAHOKIA  ILLINOIS
62206-1469
UNITED STATES

 

Source:  FAA Registry Information

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