Date: March 08, 1990
Time: 11:15
Location: Off Miami, Florida
Operator: Sinquanon Management - Air Taxi
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Aerospatiale 350D
Registration: N5778W
cn / ln: 1394
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The pilot of the helicopter heard a loud noise followed by loss of engine power. He entered an autorotation, deployed emergency floats and successfully landed on the water. However, a wave turned the helicopter over. All successfully got out of the aircraft but one passenger died from drowning 8 hours later and the other 15 hours later. Fatigue failure of an engine turbine blade, which resulted in a loss of power. Rough ocean water in the emergency landing area was a related factor.

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