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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33345
Last updated: 22 December 2019
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Date:25-JUN-1983
Time:10:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12E
Owner/operator:Bond Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-BBBA
C/n / msn: 2175
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Barton Stapleford, 10 miles SW of Lincoln, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Barton Stapleford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) 25.6.83 when crashed near Barton Stapleford, North Kesteven, 10 miles south-west of Lincoln, Lincolnshire during agricultural (crop spraying/topdressing) operations.

The pilot was doing his final spraying run of the day alongside an 11 kilovolt power line, and failed to see a spur that ran from this power line to the farm via a pole, which was some distance away. The helicopter collided with the wires, which damaged the control rods, causing the aircraft to climb out of control, and then fall into the field

As the AAIB report confirmed, G-BBBA was "damaged beyond economical repair". Despite this, sold on to new owners in Grantham, Lincolnshire on 24.9.86, presumably for spares recovery, and the registration G-BBBA was finally cancelled by the CAA on 7.12.87 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Hiller%20UH%2012E%20G-BBBA%2010-83.pdf
2. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14388
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CAF_Hiller_details.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapleford,_Lincolnshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Jun-2014 18:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2014 20:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
30-Oct-2015 03:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
30-Oct-2015 03:04 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location]

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