Incident: Bolkow 105 DB, EI-BLD, Bailey Lighthouse, Co Dublin, 13 December 2006: Report No 2007-006





Wind conditions were blustery as EI-BLD approached to land on the helipad of the Bailey Lighthouse, Howth.  During the final 15 feet of travel the helicopter dropped suddenly to the ground with a resultant hard landing.  Normal engine shutdown and crew exit followed.  The operator grounded the aircraft pending a technical investigation.


Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 13 December, 2006
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007