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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76266
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:Colmec Carriers CC
Registration: ZS-CVW
C/n / msn: 11603
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:20km from Ermelo, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:FAKR (Krugersdorp)
Destination airport:emKhondo (Piet Retief)
The helicopter was following the N17 road between Bethal and Ermelo when it struck Escom power lines. It crashed about 300m further on. The pilot intended refueling at Ermelo and then heading on to emKhondo (Piet Retief) to survey the area where a new coal mine is to be established.


1. Fly Africa Forum
2. Drie sterf toe helikopter kragdraad tref en val


Rand Airport, March 29, 2008 09:25AM

Revision history:

13-Aug-2010 11:15 FlyAfrica Added
13-Aug-2010 12:47 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
14-Aug-2010 02:45 Topaz Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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