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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70094
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Time:14:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II
Owner/operator:Clyde Helicopters Ltd. opf Strathclyde Police
Registration: G-EYEI
MSN: 597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Giffnock, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:Glasgow City Heliport (EGEG)
Destination airport:Glasgow City Heliport (EGEG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
During a police flight in the Barrhead area and operating under VFR, the helicopter was 'suddenly engulfed in a severe snow storm'. The pilot descended to about 200 feet agl, in order to maintain visual contact with the ground and is then believed to have attempted to find the nearby Rouken Glen Park in order to carry out a precautionary landing.

However, shortly before reaching the park, whilst in a steep left turn and probably flying relatively slowly the helicopter's engine failed. The helicopter subsequently flew into the top of a 5 storey building and fell to the ground.

The helicopter was not equipped with an engine intake Snow Deflector Kit. The possibility that the engine failed due to blockage of its air intake by snow was considered by the AAIB as 'highly likely

Registration G-EYEI cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 14/3/1990


3. CAP 667 review of General Aviation Fatal Accidents 1985-1994

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

Revision history:

17-Nov-2009 09:12 andrewaircraft Added
08-Oct-2012 13:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Oct-2015 12:28 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Feb-2016 21:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2016 21:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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