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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169080
Last updated: 27 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1E
Registration: N454CC
C/n / msn: 155344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:McKee Barracks, Dublin -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIU
The helicopter took off from a private helicopter pad adjacent to the West Link Bridge (on the M50 motorway) on a VFR flight to Howth, a distance of 16 miles across the city. The aircraft was exiting the Phoenix Park area at 1,000 ft. AMSL when the engine low oil pressure light came on. The pilot reduced collective pitch and made a precautionary landing on to the main square of an army barracks in the area.

The oil pipe leading from the engine to the oil tank fractured at the fireproof bulkhead causing the loss of engine oil. The oil pipe failed at the bell-mouth due to metal fatigue.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Aug-2014 16:16 Aerossurance Added

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