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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163084
Last updated: 6 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Écureuil
Owner/operator:Chopperworx (Pty) Ltd,
Registration: ZS-RIU
C/n / msn: 3399
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grand Central Airport (FAGC) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Grand Central Airport (FAGC)
This was a training flight and the crew was practising a simulated governor/FADEC failure when the helicopter landed hard short of the helipad next to Runway 35 at Grand Central, resulting in substantial damage to the skid gear, which broke off. The pilot flying closed the throttle at a height of 30 ft AGL, which resulted in a sudden decay in main rotor RPM, and hard landing followed prior to intervention from the instructor pilot.



Revision history:

08-Jan-2014 19:55 GAC UPDATE Added
08-Jan-2014 19:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Jan-2014 09:55 lionel13 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
14-Jul-2014 01:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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