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Sevierville, TN Tourist Bell 206 Helicopter Crash – Smoky Mountains

Jul 22, 2016

Incident report:

  • Date: April 5, 2016
  • Location: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
  • Type of Aircraft: Bell 206 LongRanger
  • Operator: Smoky Mountain Helicopters
  • Type of Incident: Ground Strike
  • Total Passengers: 5
  • Injuries: 0
  • Fatalities: 5

Sevierville Helicopter Crash(Sevierville, TN Tuesday, April 5, 2016) A Bell 206 LongRanger tourist/sightseeing helicopter operated by Smoky Mountain Helicopters crashed and exploded on impact, killing the pilot and all 4 passangers onboard. The crash occured in Sevierville, TN, a primarily tourist desination located near Smoky Mountain National Park, Pigeon Forge, and DollyWood Amusement Park.

THE NTSB stated that it could take as long as a year to accurately ascertain the cause of the accident.

According to experts, the Bell 206 is statistically the world’s safest aircraft of any type.