Accident: Sud SE.313B Alouette II , N577AG, Castlewarden Co Kildare, 24 October 2007: Report No 2008-015


The helicopter had taken off from a field near Newbridge and made a short flight to a landing site at Castlewarden.  Two Pilots, one of whom was the owner, were on board.  On the third attempt to land, control of the helicopter was lost; the helicopter struck trees and impacted heavily along the eastern boundary of the intended landing site.  The owner who was occupying the right-hand seat suffered serious injuries; the left seat occupant was not injured.  There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 24 October, 2007
Report Date: 
Thursday, 17 July, 2008