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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149719
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:04-SEP-2012
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell 206B-3B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Horizon International Flight Academy
Registration: A6-FTB
MSN: 8685
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Al Ain/Training Area 6 -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Al Ain International Airport (OMAL)
Destination airport:Al Ain International Airport (OMAL)
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Narrative:
The helicopter was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain in a flight training area near Al Ain International Airport (OMAL), Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

According to preliminary information, the local training flight was being operated under United Arab Emirates flight regulations. During the accident the transmission separated from the fuselage structure and the helicopter broke in to four pieces. The Flight instructor and student pilot were transported to a hospital for medical evaluation and were later released with minor injuries.

The air Accident Investigation Sector determines that the causes of the accident are:
Instructor monitoring of the developing flight condition was insufficient to plan an effective
recovery.
The throttle remained in the retarded position below the SOP requirement of 500ft AGL.
The instructor intervened at the point on the critical path where an effective recovery was not
possible from the intervention decision altitude.

Sources:

1. https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/admin/iradmin/Lists/Incidents%20Investigation%20Reports/Attachments/59/2012-2012%20-%20Final%20Report%20AAIS%20Case%20No.%20AIFN0015-2012,%20A6-FTB%20-%20Helicopter%20Accident.pdf
NTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2012 10:56 harro Added
25-Mar-2015 20:19 harro Updated [Source]
12-Apr-2015 00:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2016 14:19 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Narrative]
25-Sep-2016 14:19 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport]
30-Apr-2018 09:42 harro Updated [Source]
30-Apr-2018 09:44 harro Updated [Registration]

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