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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216767
Last updated: 28 February 2021
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Time:20:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A169 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AgustaWestland AW169
Owner/operator:Foxborough Ltd.
Registration: G-VSKP
C/n / msn: 69018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:King Power Stadium, Leicester -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:King Power Stadium, Leicester
Destination airport:London Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
A helicopter used by Leicester City Football Club's owners impacted a car park just outside LCFC's King Power Stadium in Leicester, after taking off from the pitch. The helicopter had climbed to c430ft before transitioning forward when it reportedly yawed and lost height. The helicopter came to rest on its left hand side and a post impact fire occurred. All 5 POB (reportedly 1 pilot and 4 pax including the Club Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha) perished.

The accident occurred after a Leicester City vs West Ham match.

FlightGlobal report that the helicopter is "understood to be operated by Amadeus Ltd".

This is the first loss on an AW169. AAIB have recovered the CV/FDR.

The manufacturer of the helicopter has issued Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) 169-120 for AW169 helicopters, giving instructions for a precautionary inspection of the tail rotor control assembly on all helicopters in the global fleet. The manufacturer also issued ASB 189-213 for AW189 helicopters, which have a similar tail rotor control system. These inspections have been mandated by the EASA, in its capacity as the regulator responsible for the type design approval of the AW169 and AW189. Airworthiness Directive 2018-0241-E has been issued to accomplish this.

The cause of the apparent loss of yaw control has yet to be determined. Investigation of the tail rotor control system is being carried out as a priority.


AAIB Special Bulletin:

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



Photo of G-VSKP courtesy

Dublin - Weston (EIWT)
15 July 2016; (c) Gerry Barron

G-VSKP on 13 July 2016 at Gloucestershire Airport (photo: James, CC:by-sa)

Revision history:

27-Oct-2018 20:23 MH363 Added
27-Oct-2018 20:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:33 harro Updated [Time, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:39 harro Updated [Operator]
27-Oct-2018 20:40 harro Updated [Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:42 harro Updated [Phase, Photo]
27-Oct-2018 20:44 harro Updated [Embed code]
27-Oct-2018 20:44 harro Updated [Embed code]
27-Oct-2018 22:00 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
27-Oct-2018 22:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Total occupants, Embed code]
28-Oct-2018 06:32 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 07:40 GeoffR Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 07:43 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants]
28-Oct-2018 08:32 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code]
28-Oct-2018 08:36 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 08:40 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 11:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
28-Oct-2018 11:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
28-Oct-2018 11:59 ELTOTICO Updated [Total fatalities, Source]
28-Oct-2018 12:00 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
28-Oct-2018 14:43 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 17:38 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 17:44 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 22:06 Aerossurance Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 22:18 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 22:34 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 23:19 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
29-Oct-2018 00:27 JINX Updated [Narrative]
29-Oct-2018 12:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2018 19:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
30-Oct-2018 08:32 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
30-Oct-2018 19:18 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
30-Oct-2018 19:47 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
31-Oct-2018 08:03 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
31-Oct-2018 13:50 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
31-Oct-2018 13:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
01-Nov-2018 20:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
01-Nov-2018 20:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
14-Nov-2018 12:13 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
14-Nov-2018 12:16 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
16-Nov-2018 11:52 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
16-Nov-2018 22:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport]

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