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Narrative:While on a flight to visit friends near Padstow, Cornwall, the pilot unintentionally entered IMC, subsequently lost control of the helicopter and, after a very high rate of descent, crashed. There was a post-impact fire and the pilot was fatally injured.
Robinson R44 Raven II
|Operator:||Aldwick Court Farm|
|C/n / msn:|| 11573|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Marhamchurch, Near Bude, Cornwall -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Redhill EGKR|
|Destination airport:||Padstow, Cornwall|
As a result of the investigation some contaminants, that were not contributory to the accident, were found in the helicopterís fuel supply.
Registration G-ROTG cancelled by the CAA on 13/2/2012 as aircraft "destroyed" and "owner deceased"
http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16036648 (photo of wreckage)
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