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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 256509
Last updated: 3 May 2021
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Date:03-MAY-2021
Time:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta II
Owner/operator:Starlite Aviation Group
Registration: ZS-HBR
MSN: 4337
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Umgeni River, Durban -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Robinson R22 Beta II has crashed in the Umgeni River, Durban.
Both occupants died in the crash. A bird strike is said to be the cause of the crash.

Sources:

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/video-helicopter-crashes-into-umgeni-river-in-durban-eec945b1-573c-4b4e-9ce1-099dfeb7002e
https://www.news24.com/witness/News/Durban/just-in-helicopter-crashes-into-umgeni-river-in-kzn-20210503

https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/239/239812_800.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2021 07:50 gerard57 Added
03-May-2021 07:57 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2021 08:16 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2021 09:06 gerard57 Updated [Time]

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