ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70084
Last updated: 20 May 2013
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Narrative:The pilot was undertaking a local flight in his helicopter when witnesses heard an unusual noise and saw the helicopter descend. It crashed in a field, at Pinfold Farm in Adlington, near Macclesfield, east Cheshire, fatally injuring the pilot.
Robinson R22 Beta II
|Operator:||Corserve International Ltd.|
|C/n / msn:|| 3194|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pinfold Farm in Adlington, near Macclesfield, east Cheshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Woodford, Cheshire|
Evidence suggests that the pilot may have been attempting a precautionary landing and that the tail of the helicopter contacted the ground, leading to a loss of control. Corrosion was found in the left magneto, which could have caused an increase in engine vibration and noise, and possibly led the pilot to attempt a precautionary landing.
Registration G-RIDL cancelled by the CAA as "Permanently withdrawn from use" 25/5/2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8361523.stm http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=RIDL http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Robinson%20R22%20Beta,%20G-RIDL%2012-10.pdf http://helihub.com/2009/11/15/15-nov-09-g-robinson-r22-adlington-uk-1f/ http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/395969-chopper-down-macclesfield-cheshire.html http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=50824 http://www.macclesfield-express.co.uk/news/s/1182670_man_killed_in_helicopter_crash_named
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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