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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246429
Last updated: 3 April 2021
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Date:02-JAN-2021
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:SANParks
Registration: ZS-OXK
C/n / msn: 4139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cape Town International Aiport -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 January 2021 at approximately 0500Z, an AS350 B3 helicopter with registration ZS-OXK was destroyed during an accident which occurred while the pilot was on ground waiting for take-off clearance at Cape Town International Airport (FACT). The pilot momentarily removed his hand off the collective lever to lower the volume of the radio when the collective suddenly shot up; as a result, the pilot lost control of the helicopter.

Sources:

https://www.capetownetc.com/news/new-sanparks-helicopter-badly-damaged-after-pilot-loses-control
https://www.facebook.com/jwinews/posts/251996313014522
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/accident-to-the-airbus-as350-registered-zs-oxk-on-02-01-2020-at-cape-town/
http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/ZS-OXK.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2021 14:24 Aerossurance Added
02-Jan-2021 14:26 Aerossurance Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jan-2021 17:40 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2021 18:38 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Category]
03-Apr-2021 16:56 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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