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Date:14-APR-2009
Time:AM
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:George Sky Aviation (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-HFW
MSN: 11340
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mossel Bay Airport, Southern Cape -   South Africa
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:FAMO (Mossel Bay)
Destination airport:FAMO (Mossel Bay)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The pilot was doing a conversion course on the R44 and was practicing a hydraulic failure. The helicopter was seen to be hovering above one of the hangars after which it "fell from the sky" according to a witness. There was a cloud of dust and pieces of grass flew into the air, but there was no fire and the pilot and instructor were helped from the wreckage with no major injuries.

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


Revision history:

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