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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192081
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Westland Scout AH.1
Owner/operator:Edwalton Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BYRX
MSN: F9640
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Barn Farm, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Barn Farm, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
While hover taxiing for takeoff, the pilot reported that the helicopter suddenly pitched nose-up and as he was unable to regain control he lowered the collective allowing the aircraft to descend to the ground where it rolled onto its side.

The investigation was unable to establish the reason for the loss of control, but it is possible that there was a restriction in one of the flying control servo-jack control valves leading to higher control forces required to control the helicopter in the hover

Ex-Army Air Corps Westland Scout AH.1 XT634 (delivered 27/07/1966). Civil registered as G-BYRX 05/10/1999.


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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



Photo of G-BYRX courtesy

Nottingham (EGBN / NQT)
5 June 2005; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

20-Dec-2016 12:37 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Feb-2017 22:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2017 22:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Mar-2017 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
07-Jan-2018 16:53 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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