ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140521
Last updated: 21 September 2014
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Date:23-DEC-2011
Time:09:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta II
Owner/operator:43 Air School
Registration: ZS-RNZ
C/n / msn: 3392
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:FAPA, Port Alfred -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:FAPA
Destination airport:FAPA
Narrative:
An R22 was involved in a landing accident on the Port Alfred Airport in one of the hover squares.
The student was on a pre-solo exercise.
The instructor and student involved walked out unscathed other than a small bruise on the forehead of the student.
They where taken to hospital and was checked out before released an hour ago.
Due to 43 Air School's track record, the SACAA entrusted the investigation with the Safety Officer of 43 Air School, Mr Des Lynch.
The helicopter was removed from the scene of the accident after the CAA gave permission to do so.
A full investigation will follow.
The SACAA got the photo's before close down for the year.
It is obvious that I cannot release any photo's.
A sad day, but at least the crew are unscathed and no fire ensued ( which was the biggest blessing ever as the battery broke loose and fuel was dripping out everywhere )

Sources:
www.iflyafrica.com : http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/showthread.php?44603-R22-down-43-Air-School



Port Alfred Airport

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2011 08:15 FlyAfrica Added
23-Dec-2011 11:14 Geno Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2011 13:51 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
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