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Narrative:The helicopter was on a charter flight from Titchfield near Fareham, Hants to South Marston near Swindon. As it passed over Inkpen near Hungerford, on track and in good weather, the main rotor became completely detached, striking the nose section of the aircraft as it did so. The aircraft struck the ground in a near vertical attitude and caught fire. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed. It has not been possible to establish the cause of the accident.
Bell 206A JetRanger
|Operator:||Air Sea Helicopters|
|C/n / msn:|| 332|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Inkpen Hill, near Hungerford, Berkshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Titchfield, Hampshire|
|Destination airport:||South Marston, Wiltshire|
Registration G-AXAY belatedly cancelled by the CAA 2/12/1975 as aircraft "destroyed"
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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