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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17908
Last updated: 21 August 2021
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Date:19-JUN-1984
Time:07:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206B
Owner/operator:Dollar Air Services Ltd
Registration: G-AZRU
MSN: 8304
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sutton-in-Ashfield, 4 miles W of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Baginton, Coventry (CVT/EGBE)
Destination airport:Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
FORCED LANDING IN FIELD, ROTOR BLADES CHOPPED OFF TAIL, CROP SPRAYING

Details: ON RETURN TO THE LANDING SITE AFTER SPRAYING OPERATIONS, AN ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED. AN AUTO ROTATION WAS COMMENCED AS NO POWER WAS AVAILABLE. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED IN A FIELD OF CROPS SOME 3 FEET HIGH, AND ON TOUCHDOWN, PITCHED ON TO ITS NOSE, CAUSING THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES TO FLEX BACKWARDS, AND REMOVE THE TAIL.

CAA CLOSURE: POSSIBLE REASON FOR ENGINE FAILURE COULD HAVE BEEN LOW FUEL STATE, ALTHOUGH NO LP BOOST PUMP WARNING LIGHT LIT, SOME EVIDENCE OF FUEL REMAINING BEING BELOW COMPANY MINIMUM FUEL REQUIREMENT.

Damage sustained to airframe: Heavy damage to airframe, sudden stoppage damage to dynamic components, tail cone removed by main rotor blade impact. Registration G-AZRU cancelled by the CAA 27/7/1989 (over five years later)

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422ff06e5274a1317000a0d/Agusta_Bell_206B_G-AZRU_11-84.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14477
4. https://www.pprune.org/6407429-post82.html
4. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Agusta%20Bell%20206B%20G-AZRU%2011-84.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Jun-2012 16:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Sep-2012 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-May-2013 01:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-May-2013 01:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
09-Nov-2015 01:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2015 01:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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