Accident: Enstrom 280FX, N280CH, Near Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland 19 July 2015: Report 2016-011

The helicopter took off from a site adjacent to the Pilot’s home near Carlingford, Co. Louth, in the Republic of Ireland. The Pilot’s intention was to fly to Derryogue Airfield, Co. Down in Northern Ireland, from where he had flown earlier that day. Very shortly after take-off, the Pilot lost control of the helicopter and attempted a forced landing in a nearby field, which resulted in substantial damage to the helicopter. No injuries were reported to the Investigation.
Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 19 July, 2015
Report Date: 
Monday, 25 July, 2016