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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83332
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Date:31-OCT-2009
Time:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: EI-MMO
C/n / msn: 1389
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Skinstown, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Skinstown
Destination airport:Skinstown
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The privately owned helicopter was on a local flight with two persons on board. On returning to its landing site, as the Pilot attempted to bring the helicopter into a hover just above the site, it dropped suddenly, struck the ground, bounced back into the air, rolled left and yawed rapidly to the right. The two occupants were not injured but the helicopter was substantially damaged. There was no fire. The wind conditions at the time were blustery and changeable and heavy rain commenced almost immediately after the accident.

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/upload/general/12862-REPORT_2010_022-0.PDF

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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15-Dec-2010 13:44 harro Added

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