ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17893
Last updated: 26 May 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:09:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Air Sea Helicopters
Registration: G-AXAY
MSN: 332
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Inkpen Hill, near Hungerford, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Titchfield, Hampshire
Destination airport:South Marston, Wiltshire
Investigating agency: AIB
On 7//3/1974. the helicopter was on a charter flight from Titchfield near Fareham, Hants to South Marston near Swindon. As it passed over Inkpen near Hungerford, Berkshire, on track and in good weather, the main rotor became completely detached, striking the nose section of the aircraft as it did so. The aircraft struck the ground in a near vertical attitude and caught fire. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed. It has not been possible to establish the cause of the accident.

Registration G-AXAY belatedly cancelled by the CAA 2/12/1975 as aircraft "destroyed"



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


Photo of G-AXAY courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
July 1972; (c) M D West

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Aug-2012 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jul-2015 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description