Accident MBB BK 117A-3 ZS-HSE, Saturday 9 February 1991
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Date:Saturday 9 February 1991
Time:c. 09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MBB BK 117A-3
Owner/operator:South African Police Service (SAPS)
Registration: ZS-HSE
MSN: 7093
Year of manufacture:1987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:45 km NW of Mokopane, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:Appingedam Training Centre
Destination airport:Appingedam Training Centre
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Engine power loss during take-off for aerial photo flight. Helicopter hit the ground 85m from take-off point, caught fire and burned out. The pilot, Major Michael Dean McGee (41), and a guest of one of the five injured Police Constables, Theresa Kotzé, were the only two fatalities at the Spoorsny Training Base, North-West of Potgietersrus (now Mokopane).


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Nov-2012 06:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Damage]
03-Nov-2012 13:40 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2012 14:01 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2016 20:00 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2021 07:57 TishEls Updated [Narrative]

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