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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83378
Last updated: 26 July 2017
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Date:15-APR-1991
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Celtic Helicopters
Registration: EI-BOT
C/n / msn: 1613
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Knocksedan Heliport, Dublin -   Ireland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Knocksedan Heliport, Dublin
Destination airport:Knocksedan Heliport, Dublin
Narrative:
EI-BOT AS350B Ecureuil (Squirrel) was owned only by Joseph Kelly and based at Mountcharles Co Donegal from 09.04.1984. It later moved to Knocksedan, Dublin, still owned by Mr Kelly, but used
by I believe Celtic or Irish Helicopters until it had an accident there and the registration was cancelled on 15.04.1991

While being towed into the hangar at Knocksedan, a wheel became trapped in a drain. The pilot attempted to fly the helicopter out of the obstruction, but in doing so the tail rotor struck the wall and broke off, causing the helicopter to fall over, the result of which was a total write off. The pilot escaped with minor injuries.

Sources:

http://www.worldairpics.com/registration/EI-BOT/
http://www.flyinginireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3606&start=60
http://homepage.eircom.net/~eihelicopters/eibot.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2010 02:51 roger Added
07-Feb-2012 14:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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