- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 27, 1990
Time: 01:00
Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Operator: Private - Omniflight Helicopters
Flight #: -
Route: Elkhorn, WI - Chicago, IL
AC Type: Bell BHT-206-B Helicopter
Registration: N16933
cn / ln: 023338
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Four helicopters were being used to night transport a concert group. The helicopter in question remained at a lower altitude and crashed into terrain soon after taking off into fog. Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35 was killed. Eric Clapton was originally going to be on the helicopter but gave his seat to Vaughan. Failure of the pilot to attain adequate altitude before flying over rising terrain. Factors related to the accident were: darkness, fog, haze, rising terrain, and the lack of visual cues that were available to the pilot.
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