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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169697
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Time:14:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 355N Ecureuil II
Owner/operator:Cheshire Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-OLCP
MSN: 5580
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Peterborough Conington Airport, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Peterborough Conington Airport (EGSF)
Destination airport:Peterborough Conington Airport (EGSF)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The helicopter was hover taxiing from its parking position towards the runway. As it did so, the tail of a Cessna 152 parked at a nearby refuelling point lifted and, under the influence of the rotor wash and a relatively strong surface wind, the Cessna 152 came to rest inverted. The student pilot, whose upper body was inside the cabin of the aircraft as its tail started to lift, was able to move clear as it did so and suffered only a minor injury.


1. CAA:
2. AAIB:

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


Photo of G-OLCP courtesy

Glasgow - Prestwick (EGPK / PIK)
14 July 2016; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

11-Sep-2014 08:33 Aerossurance Added
26-Oct-2014 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Sep-2015 01:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-May-2016 18:59 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]

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