ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137377
Last updated: 27 November 2014
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Date:11-JUL-2011
Time:14:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Cotton Box Design Group Ltd
Registration: EI-MUL
C/n / msn: 1074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Meribel Les Allues, near the Col de la Lune, at 1785 metres -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Meribel Les Allues, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two seventy year-old men, an Irishman and a member of the Meribel Flying Club, were involved in a helicopter crash which resulted in the helicopter catching on fire and severely burning the two men.

The accident happened just after lunchtime yesterday when the helicopter, a Robinson 44, struck a clearing just near the Col de la Lune at 1785 metres. The two men luckily escaped from the helicopter and made it to the refuge de la Traye where they called for help.

Pilot was Kevin Mullarkey, age 67, an Irishman now resident in Kuwait. Passenger was Gerard David, age 70, a member of the Meribel Flying Club. Reports quote the aircraft involved as a Robinson R44 Clipper, and the pilot owns Clipper EI-MUL it is probable that it was his helicopter


Sources:
http://www.merinet.com/whats_new_article.php?id_whats_new=9941&id_back=1
http://www.helihub.com/2011/07/11/11-jul-11-robinson-r44-meribel-france/
http://www.aerobuzz.fr/spip.php?breve841
http://www.irishpost.co.uk/tabId/60/itemId/11148/Helicopter-pilot-crashes-into-Alps-but-survives.aspx
http://ireland.iol.ie/~asire/eireg8.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jul-2011 02:14 gerard57 Added
12-Jul-2011 04:02 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source]
05-Oct-2011 07:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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