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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237077
Last updated: 3 August 2020
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Date:17-JUN-2020
Time:c. 16.45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZT-RHC
C/n / msn: 3825
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Boschkop-Kitty Hawk Airport (FAKT)
Destination airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
A pilot and a passenger were on a private flight from Kitty Hawk Aerodrome (FAKT) in South Africa to the Grand Central Aerodrome (FAGC), when the accident occurred. The purpose of the flight was to deliver the helicopter to the aircraft maintenance organisation (AMO) for a mandatory periodical inspection (MPI). The flight from FAKT to FAGC was uneventful until the helicopter arrived at FAGC when the pilot attempted to land the helicopter on the AMO helipad.
The helicopter was approaching a helipad for landing when it experienced an uncontrolled upwards spiral, and later drifted towards the west. It then made a descent in a nose-down attitude and impacted the ground hard. A fire erupted.

Sources:

https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/helicopter-crashes-near-grand-central-airport-two-people-feared-dead-20200617
https://midrandreporter.co.za/269945/two-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-midrand/
http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/ZT-RHC.pdf
http://www.aviationcentral.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/IMG_8406_edited-1.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2020 20:10 gerard57 Added
17-Jun-2020 20:18 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Jun-2020 20:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source]
18-Jun-2020 07:32 Ian Nicholson Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Jun-2020 17:16 Chieftain Updated [Time]
18-Jun-2020 19:36 harro Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2020 05:51 Chieftain Updated [Time]
19-Jun-2020 10:30 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Source]
17-Jul-2020 05:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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