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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17903
Last updated: 5 September 2021
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Date:13-MAR-1989
Time:14:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206
Owner/operator:Mann Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-TPTR
MSN: 8587
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:MIRA Test Track, Nuneaton, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Helicopter was engaged in air-to-ground filming of a vehicle at the MIRA (Motor Industries Research Association) Test Track when it went out of control whilst hovering and then moving slowly sideways at a low altitude. G-TPTR sank heavily at low altitude, rolled over onto its left hand side, and was damaged beyond repair in the impact.

Wreckage donated to the International Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422fca6e5274a1314000871/Augusta_Bell_206B__G-TPTR_05-89.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=TPTR
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Industry_Research_Association#Former_airfield
4. https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/443466-alan-mann-helicopters-nostalgia-thread-9.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
14-Dec-2012 15:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
20-May-2013 15:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2013 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jan-2016 12:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Source]
01-Jul-2017 14:22 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]

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