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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22894
Last updated: 3 September 2015
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Date:18-SEP-2008
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N399BH
C/n / msn: 760311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bettystown, Meath County -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dundalk
Destination airport:Inchicore
Narrative:
The helicopter had landed and shutdown earlier that afternoon on Bettystown beach where its passengers alighted. The Pilot then repositioned the helicopter to a nearby unsuitable small car park in the centre of the village of Bettystown. While attempting to land, the main rotor of the helicopter struck a steel lamppost. The helicopter yawed, then rolled and the main rotor disintegrated on hitting the ground. The Pilot evacuated the helicopter, which was destroyed by an extensive post-crash fire. Collateral damage resulted from helicopter debris hitting nearby properties and cars. The Pilot and two bystanders suffered minor injuries.

Sources:
http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=12845&lang=ENG&loc=1652


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2008 11:31 robbreid Added
19-Sep-2008 12:42 harro Updated
20-Oct-2008 00:00 harro Updated
11-Jun-2010 02:45 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2010 14:33 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Mar-2015 14:27 TB Updated [Operator]
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