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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142340
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Time:12:05 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Sloane Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-BYOP
C/n / msn: 1682
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sywell Aerodrome, Hall Farm, Sywell, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sywell Airfield, Northamptonshire (EGBK)
Destination airport:Sywell Airfield, Northamptonshire (EGBK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26 February 2000 when aircraft rolled over onto its side at Sywell Aerodrome, Hall Farm, Sywell, Northamptonshire. The pilot (the sole person on board) sustained minor injuries. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"After refueling, the helicopter lifted into the hover and, as it taxied rearwards from the fuel pump area, it lost height and the skids struck the ground. This caused the nose to pitch up and the tail rotor contacted the ground.

The helicopter spun round several times before coming to rest on its right side. The pilot, who was wearing lap and diagonal upper torso restraint, escaped through a hole in the canopy; he was uninjured.

In his report, the pilot said that he was distracted by people on the ground near the helicopter which led to a lapse of concentration."

G-BYOP was deemed to have been "Damaged beyond economic repair", and as a result the registration was cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 15 March 2000.


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Revision history:

07-Feb-2012 09:54 nikitas Added
07-Feb-2012 10:28 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
07-Feb-2012 11:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Feb-2015 01:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jul-2016 18:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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