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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33440
Last updated: 22 August 2021
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Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206B Jet Rsnger
Owner/operator:PLM Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-BAUM
MSN: 987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Glen Almond, Perthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Inverness Dalcross (EGPE)
Destination airport:Glen Almond, Perthshire
Investigating agency: AIB
Written off(damaged beyond repair) 13.7.83: the helicopter was engaged in a series of lifting, transporting and lowering a series of electrical power line wooden poles. The poles were carried one at a time on the aircraft cargo hook by a single wire cable attached to the upper end of each pole.

When the helicopter came to the hover withe one of the poles suspended underneath, the pole bounced on the ground, and, unknown to the pilot the slack in the wire looped over the left part of the rear skid. The weight of the partially lowered pole, snagged onto the skid, caused an immediate and rapid roll to the left, which the pilot was only just able to control by full use of the left cyclic lever

He then applied full power, to clear the helicopter away from the personnel on the ground, without success. The pole, which had been dragging on the ground, became airborne again, causing an even greater rolling movement, which the pilot was unable to control.

The helicopter then crashed in a nose-down, left banked attitude. The pilot was able to escape. albeit injured, from the wreckage before a fire consumed the Bell 206

Formally de-registered by the CAA on 30.5.84 as "destroyed"



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


Photo of G-BAUM courtesy

Blackbushe (EGLK / BBS)
April 1974; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Jun-2014 18:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Source]
14-Jun-2014 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2014 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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