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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174227
Last updated: 8 October 2019
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Date:20-MAY-1988
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Micro Installation Services Ltd
Registration: G-BNKB
C/n / msn: 0431
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:White Waltham Airfield, 2 nm SW of Maidenhead, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire (EGLM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 20/5/1988 when crashed at White Waltham Airfield, two nautical miles south west of Maidenhead, Berkshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot had completed the refueling of his helicopter at White Waltham Airfield at the airfield fuel pumps, and was about to air-taxi towards the helicopter's hangar. As the pilot applied the collective pitch the aircraft started to roll to the right, so the pilot reduced pitch and applied some left cyclic pitch to compensate.

The aircraft leveled and then suddenly rolled sharply to the left. Following ground contact by the main rotor, the aircraft came to rest tilted to the rear, with the tail boom bent along the left side of the fuselage. The pilot was able to extract himself unaided, and airfield personnel sprayed foam onto the wreckage to reduce the risk of fire from spilled fuel. Subsequent examination of the wreckage revealed no mechanical defects".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "aircraft destroyed". As a result the registration G-BKNB was cancelled by the CAA on 12/10/1988 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/542302e1e5274a1314000b4f/Robinson_R22__G-BNKB__07-88.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BNKB
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14556

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2015 01:47 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Mar-2015 01:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Jan-2016 23:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
19-Sep-2016 14:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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