Accident: Pegasus XL-R, G-MWUE, Baltray Beach Co Louth, 13 Feb 2000: Report No 2001-001

SYNOPSIS

As the helicopter approached the mouth of the River Boyne Estuary the engine suddenly went to idle/tick-over. There was no response from the foot throttle. The pilot banked the aircraft hard right and crash landed on the beach, striking it hard on its starboard side. The pilot and passenger received serious injuries, necessitating hospitalisation in excess of 48 hours.

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 13 February, 2000
Report Date: 
Monday, 8 January, 2001