ACCIDENT: Robinson R44 Raven I, G-HWKS, near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, 28 May 2016: REPORT 2017-014

 

SYNOPSIS

While attempting to land in an agricultural field in Co. Donegal, Ireland, following a short flight from Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, the helicopter’s main rotor blades struck and cut electrical wires that were traversing the field. The tail of the helicopter immediately swung downwards and to the right (looking forward), before the helicopter was brought under control. A landing was immediately carried out and the Pilot and the three passengers on board exited the helicopter normally. There was no fire and no injuries were reported.

 

Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 28 May, 2016
Report Date: 
Thursday, 7 December, 2017
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