Accident Robinson R44 Astro ZS-RHD, Tuesday 18 May 1999
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Date:Tuesday 18 May 1999
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 Astro
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZS-RHD
MSN: 0242
Year of manufacture:1996
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Category:Accident
Location:Farm near Dendron -   South Africa
Phase:
Nature:
Departure airport:Farm Kwaggasbult
Destination airport:Farm near Dendron
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot was on an approach for landing at a potato factory. At a height of approximately 15 feet above ground level a large industrial bag was blown up into the main rotor blades. The pilot executed a forced landing in a nearby open area, after landing on inspection of the helicopter it was noticed that the main rotor blades were damaged. Nobody was injured in the accident. PROBABLE CAUSE:

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

S.A. CAA

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