New York Airways

New York Airways Wednesday April 18, 1979
Tail rotor separated in flight shortly after takeoff. The helicopter autorotated and crashed. Fatigue fracture in tail rotor.

Crash Details

DateWednesday April 18, 1979
LocationNewark, New Jersey
Passengers15
Crew3
Fatalities3
Survivors15
Aircraft TypeSikorsky S61-L
OperatorNew York Airways
RegistrationN618PA
Flight OriginNewark, NJ
Flight Destination Flushing, NY
Newark, New Jersey
New York Airways
Sikorsky S61-L
1979