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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154930
Last updated: 29 May 2017
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Date:13-NOV-1990
Time:11:45 hrs
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Gabriel Enterprises Ltd
Registration: G-MARC
C/n / msn: 1629
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Eilen an Eheidh, Loch Moidart, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:Plockton Aerodrome
Destination airport:Plockton Aerodrome
Narrative:
The Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil helicopter collided in mid air with a Bell 206 (G-BNIT) over Loch Moidart. The tips of the AS 350B main rotor blades touched the rear of the Bell 206's right rear skid. The AS 350 made an immediate precautionary landing at Eilen an Eheidh, a small island in the Loch, to inspect the damage. Satisfied that it was safe to continue flying, the pilot of G-MARC took off again, and flew back to Plockton

G-MARC sustained only minor damage, and returned to service. (Sold 12.4.94 to Switzerland, and became HB-XOQ)

Sources:

1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Aerospatiale%20AS350B%20Ecureuil,%20G-MARC%20and%20Bell%20206B,%20G-BNIT%2001-91.pdf
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=MARC
3. http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/se350show.asp?start=601&count=50
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14640


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2013 23:27 ryan Added
01-Jul-2014 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2014 20:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 22:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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