Accident Robinson R22 Beta II F-GJYB, Thursday 11 January 2024
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Date:Thursday 11 January 2024
Time:c. 16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta II
Owner/operator:GreenBees Helico (owned by HELEX SARL)
Registration: F-GJYB
MSN: 3021
Year of manufacture:2000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off Mandelieu-La-Napoule -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (CEQ/LFMD)
Destination airport:Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (CEQ/LFMD)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Robinson R22 Beta II crashed into Mediterranean Sea about 300m off La Playa Chica beach, Mandelieu-La-Napoule.
The instructor and student pilot died and the helicopter was written off.

About a minute after takeoff, the instructor announced an engine failure on the frequency. Moments later, the helicopter collided with the surface of the water and sank.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA2024-0010
Status: Preliminary report
Report: Preliminary report

Sources: (photo)

History of this aircraft




Revision history:

11-Jan-2024 16:51 gerard57 Added
11-Jan-2024 17:18 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jan-2024 18:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jan-2024 19:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
11-Jan-2024 19:01 Iceman29 Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jan-2024 19:04 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Narrative, Category]
11-Jan-2024 19:07 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2024 19:57 RobertMB Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
11-Jan-2024 20:45 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source]
12-Jan-2024 09:32 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source]
12-Jan-2024 10:42 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Jan-2024 10:44 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Embed code]
19-Jan-2024 08:34 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Accident report]

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