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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152461
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269B (300)
Registration: N8785F
C/n / msn: 19-0109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High House Farm, Heckingham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 18 July 1963: crashed at High House Farm, Heckingham, Norfolk, whilst engaged in crop spraying/top dressing operations. The aircraft was owned by Westland helicopters and was on lease to Management Aviation.
The pilot had completed his last flight of the day and hooked the skids under the topmost cable of a set of power lines while leaving the site. He had done 6 hours 20 minutes on the day so probably tired and suffered a loss of concentration.


1. AAIB: Civil aircraft accident : report on the accident to Hughes 269A Helicopter N 8785F on 18th July, 1963, at High House Farm, Heckingham, Norfolk.

Revision history:

12-Jan-2013 10:23 TB Added
13-Mar-2015 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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