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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76003
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:30-JUL-2010
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Owner/operator:Titan Helicopters (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-RME
C/n / msn: 1132
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cape Town (FACT), WC -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:FACT (Cape Town International Airport (FACT)
Destination airport:(FACT)
Narrative:
Apparently the crew were practising auto rotations above the threshold of Runway 34 at Cape Town International Airport when, during one such practise, the tail hit the ground and broke off.

Sources:

1. Helicopter incident at Cape Town Airport
2. Fly Africa Forum: Drama at FACT! (Titan EC120 Tail Boom Strike)
3. ]Photo of ZS-RME


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2010 11:35 Topaz Added
01-Aug-2010 16:04 RobertMB Updated [Date, Source]
13-Aug-2010 18:15 Topaz Updated [Source, Embed code]
10-Mar-2013 12:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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