Accident Agusta A109A Mk II D-HCKV, Sunday 2 January 2000
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Date:Sunday 2 January 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109A Mk II
Registration: D-HCKV
MSN: 7345
Year of manufacture:1985
Engine model:Allison 250-C20B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1 nm SW of Newby Bridge, Cumbria -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Blackpool, Lancashire (BLK/EGNH)
Destination airport:Newby Bridge, Cumbria
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 2nd January 2000 this helicopter was being flown from Blackpool to a hotel at Newby Bridge towards the southern end of the Lake District. On board with the pilot were five passengers due to land at a proper helicopter landing site at the hotel. The pilot's route towards the hotel was across the Morecambe Bay estuary and to then fly up a narrow valley between Backbarrow and Newby Bridge. As he approached the valley the pilot noticed that the visibility ahead looked poor, he proceeded with caution but after entering much poorer visibility decided to turn around. As the helicopter made a right turn it flew into the tops of trees that had been obscured by cloud. The helicopter sustained damage to both rotors as well as the fuselage, tail and one of the stabilisers. Managing to remain in the air the pilot made a successful landing at Cark airfield.

Pilot - Name unknown.
Five Passengers - Names unknown.

After this incident the aircraft was used as an instructional airframe by the City of Bristol College. On 17/3/2011 it's cab was photographed in a bare shell condition at Staverton, Gloucestershire, with fake markings "G-OPAS" (see link #3) and it later appeared dumped at the edge of the airfield there, used by the airport fire crew. Still extant as such in January 2017

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2000/01/01
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB Final Report:
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Revision history:

23-Jan-2013 03:40 TB Added
15-May-2013 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 23:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jun-2013 18:09 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Jul-2016 15:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source]
06-Jul-2016 15:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2020 23:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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