Accident Robinson R44 II V5-HFW, 08 Apr 2016
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186336
 
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Date:08-APR-2016
Time:03:58 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:Etosha Helicopters Company
Registration: V5-HFW
MSN: 11925
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:17 miles SW of Hosea Kutako International Airport -   Namibia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Windhoek Eros Airport (ERS/FYWE)
Destination airport:Dordabis
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Crashed en route to a farm, in poor visability, resulting in the death of the pilot.

Probable cause
1 The pilot failed to comply with visual meteorological flight conditions and the helicopter impacted with mountainous terrain during flight.

Sources:

Flight Global
https://www.newera.com.na/2016/04/11/helicopter-crash-kills-pilot/
http://www.mwt.gov.na/documents/98944/100185/V5-HFW/f00d53dc-b79a-426f-abd7-d79bd9da9a24

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2016 13:59 Aerossurance Added
26-Aug-2017 14:58 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
17-May-2020 06:41 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2020 06:43 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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