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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238663
Last updated: 12 August 2020
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Date:26-JUL-2020
Time:c. 10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:William Taylor Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-WTWT
C/n / msn: 14294
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Heart In Hand Road/A299 Thanet Way, near Herne Bay, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Maypole Airport (EGHB)
Narrative:
A Robinson R44 Raven II crashed in a field and rolled over near Herne Bay, close to the A299 Thanet Way, Kent. They had been due to land at Maypole airfield in Hoath. The four occupants were uninjured. The Kent Fire & Rescue Service logged the incident as follows [see link #5]:

"Incident: Helicopter crash near Herne Bay
Incident details: Firefighters were called to reports of a helicopter crash in the vicinity of A299 Thanet Way and Heart In Hand Road, near Herne Bay. Thankfully there was no fire or persons trapped, so crews were able to make the scene safe while paramedics provided care to the pilot and passengers. The scene has now been passed to Kent Police to liaise with air accident investigators.

Start date and time: 26/07/2020 10:08
Stop date and time: 26/07/2020 11:21"

Sources:

1. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/news/first-pictures-of-helicopter-crash-near-major-road-231041/
2. https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/gallery/pictures-scene-thanet-way-helicopter-4365356
3. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-wtwt#250a524b
4. https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2020/07/26/emergency-services-attend-helicopter-crash-off-thanet-way/
5. https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/incidents/?entryid2=24969
6. https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/92170_1561321246.jpg (photo)
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole_Airfield


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2020 10:52 gerard57 Added
26-Jul-2020 11:31 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 11:33 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 11:35 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Damage]
26-Jul-2020 11:57 Geno Updated [Source]
26-Jul-2020 12:16 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Jul-2020 12:36 Anon. Updated [Location]
26-Jul-2020 13:50 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 13:53 RobertMB Updated [Source]
26-Jul-2020 13:59 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 19:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 19:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2020 22:18 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jul-2020 07:32 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 16:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Aug-2020 16:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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