Accident Bell 206A JetRanger G-AXAY, Thursday 7 March 1974
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Date:Thursday 7 March 1974
Time:09:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206A JetRanger
Owner/operator:Air Sea Helicopters
Registration: G-AXAY
MSN: 332
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Inkpen Hill, near Hungerford, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Titchfield, Hampshire
Destination airport:South Marston, Wiltshire
Investigating agency: AIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 7//3/1974. the helicopter was on a charter flight from Titchfield near Fareham, Hants to South Marston near Swindon. As it passed over Inkpen near Hungerford, Berkshire, on track and in good weather, the main rotor became completely detached, striking the nose section of the aircraft as it did so. The aircraft struck the ground in a near vertical attitude and caught fire. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed. It has not been possible to establish the cause of the accident.

Registration G-AXAY belatedly cancelled by the CAA 2/12/1975 as aircraft "destroyed"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Aug-2012 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jul-2015 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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