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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247972
 
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Date:18-FEB-2021
Time:09:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale SA 341F Gazelle
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZU-RLD
MSN: 1659
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lichtenburg Airport, North West Province -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lichtenburg (FALI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
It was reported that the helicopter was taking off at FALI when during transitioning after hovering between and above the hangers, the engine lost power before the aircraft started to loose height and landed hard.
The main rotor then severed the tail boom. The helicopter settled in an upright position before the engine stopped.

Sources:

http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum/helicopter-fora/gazelles/343-shrieking-gazelles?p=13616#post13616
CAA

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1684048

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2021 21:26 HeliNews Added
18-Feb-2021 23:38 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
19-Feb-2021 08:00 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Embed code]
19-Feb-2021 09:31 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source]
19-Feb-2021 12:41 HeliNews Updated [Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 20:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
11-Feb-2022 12:02 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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