Accident: Schweizer Model 300 CBi, G-CDTK, Clonshanny, Co. Offaly, 12 Sept 2007: Report No 2008-012

SYNOPSIS 

While returning to base from a local flight, the engine stopped, at a reported height of 1,000 ft. The helicopter landed heavily from the ensuing auto-rotation. The heavy landing severely damaged the helicopter, and caused serious injury to the passenger. The Pilot was less severely injured. The Investigation concluded that the helicopter had run out of fuel. Three Safety Recommendations are made in this Report.

 

Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2007
Report Date: 
Thursday, 3 July, 2008