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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202626
Last updated: 19 April 2019
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Date:28-MAR-2016
Time:11:35UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven I
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-HWKS
C/n / msn: 1747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2.2 nm SE of Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belleek
Destination airport:Ballyshannon
Narrative:
While attempting to land in an agricultural field in Co. Donegal, Ireland, following a short flight from Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, the helicopterís main rotor blades struck and cut electrical wires that were traversing the field. The tail of the helicopter immediately swung downwards and to the right (looking forward), before the helicopter was brought under control. A landing was immediately carried out and the Pilot and the three passengers on board exited the helicopter normally. There was no fire and no injuries were reported.

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202017-014.pdf


Images:

Photo of G-HWKS courtesy AirHistory.net


Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
31 May 2014; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Dec-2017 10:33 Aerossurance Added
07-Dec-2017 10:36 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Nature]

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