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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169094
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Time:19:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Owner/operator:Celtic Helicopters Ltd
Registration: EI-BYJ
C/n / msn: 1897
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIU
The helicopter was carrying out routine commercial pleasure flights in the Carrickmacross area of Co. Monaghan. On the final flight the pilot reported that a “FUEL PUMP” warning light illuminated and the engine failed seconds later. He carried out an autorotation approach and landed in a cornfield. All on board exited the helicopter safely and without injury. There was no fire. The helicopter suffered significant damage in the landing.

This accident was caused by insufficient fuel in the helicopter, leading to fuel starvation and engine shutdown.
Contributory factors include the pilot’s failure to adequately monitor the available fuel, non-adherence to the Operator’s SOP’s and possible cumulative fatigue.


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

Revision history:

23-Aug-2014 17:25 Aerossurance Added
24-Aug-2014 15:40 Aerossurance Updated [Date]

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