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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66547
Last updated: 24 September 2017
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Date:18-JUL-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47D-1
Owner/operator:Helicopter Services Ltd
Registration: G-APYL
C/n / msn: Lfs.1-1953
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles W of Perth, Perthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a spraying run at a height of 3 ft. above a potato crop, and at an estimated speed of 25 m.p.h., the engine failed. The pilot applied right rudder to keep straight, and attempted to 'flare', but the helicopter hit the ground yawing slightly to port. On impact the landing skids dug into the soft earth and the helicopter cartwheeled through 180 before coming to rest on its starboard side. A post crash examination revealed that there was very little fuel remaining in the tank at the time of the accident.

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APYL-2.pdf
http://www.nordicrotors.com/SE-HAG/4460
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jul-2009 01:28 VHKDK Added
18-Oct-2011 19:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2012 10:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 20:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2014 17:58 213.93.156.33 Updated [Cn]
27-May-2015 16:57 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
27-May-2015 16:57 harro Updated [Source]

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