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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34491
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Date:18-OCT-2008
Time:c. 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:Blue Sphere Investments
Registration: ZS-HBS
MSN: 11863
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farm Klipfontein between Lydenburg and Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lapeng Lodge, near Burgersfort
Destination airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
Helicopter took off from the Lapeng Lodge near Burgersfort about 20km outside Lydenburg. It then collided with power lines across a deep ravine on the farm Klipfontein and plunged 100m onto rocks in the ravine and caught fire.

Sources:

1. Three die in helicopter crash
2. Chopper crash kills 3
3. Three killed in helicopter crash
4. ]Three dead in helicopter crash
5. Helicopter crash victims yet to be identified
6. Chopper crash bodies to be tested
7. 3 sterf toe heli draad tref
8. Two locked in deadly embrace

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


Images:


Rand Airport, May 2, 2008

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2008 12:23 Topaz Added
19-Oct-2008 01:09 Topaz Updated
19-Oct-2008 01:11 Topaz Updated
19-Oct-2008 07:11 Topaz Updated
19-Oct-2008 23:08 Topaz Updated
19-Oct-2008 23:08 Topaz Updated
20-Oct-2008 08:05 Topaz Updated

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