ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65273
Last updated: 19 June 2013
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Narrative:The helicopter was brought out of the storage hangar by its owner. The 76-y old owner stated he wanted to make a last small flight before storing definitively its helicopter.
|Type:||Enstrom F-28F Falcon|
|C/n / msn:|| 765|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Zingem, Oost-Vlaanderen -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Helipad - Zingem|
|Destination airport:||Helipad - Zingem|
The meteorological conditions were Ceiling And Visibility OK. The sunset occurred at 19:19.
When starting the engine, around 19.00, the owner recalled the battery was weak and the fuel meter showed an indication between 0 and the first graduation.
After a distance of 1km flown at a very low speed and altitude (2m above ground), the helicopter was turned back and, at that time, experienced some troubles with the propulsion; the helicopter fell, the main rotor ploughed into the ground and one blade hit the tail boom. The helicopter fell on its RH side.
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