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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187388
Last updated: 21 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
Owner/operator:Cardale Doors Ltd (owner)
Registration: G-OSIB
MSN: 45360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Noke, 5 miles NE of Oxford, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Black Hill, Wales
Destination airport:Kidlington (Oxford) Airport (OXF/EGTK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28-8-1993 in a 'hard' landing at Noke, five miles north-east of Oxford, Oxfordshire (at approximate co ordinates: 5148′50″N 112′47″W): During a cross country navigational exercise between a site in the Black Hill area in Wales back to Kidlington Airport, Oxford, the pilot asked the instructor to demonstrate a 'quick-stop' transition from forward flight to the hover. At about 100 feet agl and 80 knots, the instructor initiated a gentle flare, but during the early stages of the pitch-up and power reduction, as the helicopter did not seem to be decelerating as quickly as planned, he progressively increased the flare angle.

Approaching the hover, as the instructor leveled the helicopter, it began to sink. The instructor attempted to control the sink but by this time, with the whole manoeuvre having taken up considerably more room than originally expected, he could no longer recover straight ahead to forward flight due to the presence of trees. The helicopter began to yaw to the right and a 'low rotor RPM' warning began. The pilot attempted to regain control but without success and the helicopter continued to descend whilst spinning to the right. The helicopter touched down very hard sustaining substantial damage. The pilot and two of four the passengers were seriously injured in the crash.

Damage to airframe: Per the AAIB report "The helicopter was destroyed". As a reult, the registration G-OSIB was cancelled by the CAA on 21/10/1993 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


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2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

18-May-2016 12:37 Dr.John Smith Added
19-May-2016 14:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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