ACCIDENT Robinson R44 Clipper II, G-DORM Near Carlingford, Co. Louth, 12 March 2017: REPORT 2018-015

SYNOPSIS

While approaching to land at a site on the Pilot’s property beside his house near Carlingford, Co. Louth, control of the helicopter was lost. This resulted in the helicopter’s main rotor making contact with the surface of a public road before the helicopter impacted with dense trees/shrubs in the garden of a neighbour’s house. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire. The Pilot and the one Passenger on board sustained serious injuries and were subsequently freed from the helicopter wreckage by the emergency services, before they were taken to hospital. 

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 12 March, 2017
Report Date: 
Friday, 28 September, 2018