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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145853
Last updated: 13 August 2021
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Date:27-MAY-2012
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Money Aviation (Pty) Ltd.
Registration: ZS-HRZ
MSN: 4119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off 16th Rd and 2nd Ave, Midrand -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FAGC
Destination airport:FAGC
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
A Bell 206B JetRanger III crashed off 16th Rd and 2nd Ave, Midrand, shortly after lift off from Grand Central Airport - FAGC.

Both occupants suffered serious injuries.

3.2 Probable cause/s
3.2.1 The pilot allowed the main rotor RPM to decay and did not took any corrective action prior to impacting with a concrete wall.
3.3 Contributing factor(s):
3.3.1 Improper flight planning. (Pilot did not opt to perform a proper weight and balance calculation prior to the flight, nor has he consulted the appropriate performance graphs in the POH. He further indicated that he had not obtained an official weather report for the flight).
3.3.2 Lack of decision making. (The pilot failed to execute a precautionary landing when he identified the problem and opted to continue with the flight placing himself and his passenger at risk).
3.3.3 Lack of familiarity with the helicopter type. (It was found that 70% of the pilots flying that was conducted on the Bell 206B was with a flight instructor).

Sources:

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/2-hurt-in-Midrand-helicopter-crash-20120527
http://sawdis1.blogspot.com/2012/05/helicopter-crash-at-midrand.html

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6406327&nseq=1 (photo)
http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/9047.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2012 09:15 Neurogen1c Added
27-May-2012 09:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
27-May-2012 10:26 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-May-2012 10:26 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2012 11:11 Geno Updated [Source]
27-May-2012 17:00 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 06:32 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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