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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181545
Last updated: 17 May 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1989
Time:12:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Tukair Aircraft Charter
Registration: G-HOVR
C/n / msn: 0800
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cranfield Aerodrome, Cranfield, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 09-01-1989, when crashed at low altitiude whilst hovering at Cranfield, Bedfordshire. Per the AAIB report, the Instructor was demonstrating hovering to the student at 5 feet above the ground, then, as the student took control of the helicopter, it drifted to the right, the skid hit the grass and the helicopter rolled over.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Substantially damaged, probably beyond economical repair". According to the CAA records, the damaged helicopter was sold on to Sloane Helicopters Ltd on 27-04-1989, presumably for spares use, as the registration was finally cancelled by the CAA on 10-01-1991, two years and one day after its accident.

Sources:

1. Aviation News 3-16 Feb 1989.
2. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422f365ed915d137100046d/Robinson_R22_Beta__G-HOVR_03-89.pdf
3. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=HOVR
4. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14574
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/r22_0501-1000_29.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2015 09:54 JINX Added
25-Jan-2016 20:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2016 20:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2016 20:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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