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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174351
Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Date:08-MAR-2015
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Huey
Owner/operator:Kishugu Group (for Working on Fire (WoF))
Registration: ZS-HBV
C/n / msn: 5718
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cape Point National Park -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter went down in mountainous terrain while water bombing the area. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.
The CAA found that the seasoned pilot struggled to regain control following the loss of tail rotor thrust, caused by a fracture of a control cable. It said the wear on this cable went undetected due to maintenance staff failing to perform daily inspections after January 20 last year.

Sources:

www.news24.com
http://ewn.co.za/2015/03/08/Heavy-EMS-presence-at-Cape-Point-helicopter-crash
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/lack-of-maintenance-contributed-to-fatal-cape-town-chopper-crash-caa-20160114
http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Default.aspxAccidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/9420.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Mar-2015 15:25 gerard57 Added
08-Mar-2015 16:30 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Mar-2015 19:46 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
08-Mar-2015 19:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Mar-2015 21:40 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
10-Mar-2015 07:11 Anon. Updated [Operator]
17-Mar-2015 12:51 Anon. Updated [Cn]
15-Jan-2016 16:27 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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