Accident Sikorsky S-76B N399BH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22894
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Date:Thursday 18 September 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-76B
Registration: N399BH
MSN: 760311
Year of manufacture:1985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bettystown, Meath County -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dundalk
Destination airport:Inchicore
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The helicopter had landed and shutdown earlier that afternoon on Bettystown beach where its passengers alighted. The Pilot then repositioned the helicopter to a nearby unsuitable small car park in the centre of the village of Bettystown. While attempting to land, the main rotor of the helicopter struck a steel lamppost. The helicopter yawed, then rolled and the main rotor disintegrated on hitting the ground. The Pilot evacuated the helicopter, which was destroyed by an extensive post-crash fire. Collateral damage resulted from helicopter debris hitting nearby properties and cars. The Pilot and two bystanders suffered minor injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

19-Sep-2008 11:31 robbreid Added
19-Sep-2008 12:42 harro Updated
20-Oct-2008 00:00 harro Updated
11-Jun-2010 02:45 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2010 14:33 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Mar-2015 14:27 TB Updated [Operator]

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