Accident Westland SA 341G Gazelle G-WDEV,
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 2012
Time:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Westland SA 341G Gazelle
Owner/operator:Cropspray Ltd
Registration: G-WDEV
MSN: WA/1098
Year of manufacture:1973
Engine model:Turbomeca Astazou IIIA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Salisbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bath, Somerset
Destination airport:Salisbury, Wiltshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Crashed on woodland next to Stephenson Road on the Churchfields Industrial Estate, Salisbury, Wiltshire after engine lost power. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries. According to the following extract from the final AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot reported a power loss and uncontrolled descent into trees while manoeuvring at slow speed and low height over a remote landing site".

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2012/01/04
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422ec8b40f0b6134600010f/SA341G_Gazelle_1_G-WDEV_08-12.pdf
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/9461923.Helicopter_crash_at_Churchfields/
https://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/hurt-helicopter-crash/story-14380525-detail/story.html

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2012 06:12 gerard57 Added
10-Jan-2012 06:57 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 02:52 aegir Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
09-Sep-2012 11:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Jan-2013 10:05 TB Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Mar-2013 16:47 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2013 12:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jun-2013 16:56 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Sep-2015 03:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Dec-2016 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2016 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Feb-2018 09:40 TB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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