ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75876
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Narrative:Crashed 12th August 1957. Lieutenant Kollowrat was at the controls of this helicopter (registration XB-3B) in a holding pattern over the air base at Langenlebarn, when the tail rotor shaft broke.
|Operator:||Austrian Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 211|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Langenlebarn - LOXT -
|Phase:|| En route|
The pilot tried to land the helicopter through autorotation. On landing, the helicopter rolled over, however, and was severely damaged. Lieutenant Kollowrat had great luck with this accident, he remained unhurt. The damage to the helicopter were so heavy that a repair in Austria could not be carried out and the helicopter to had to be returned to the Augusta factory in Italy.
Returned to service in 1958, and continued until struck off charge in Oct 1968: civil registered 28 Oct 1968 as G-AWSK to Twyford Moors (Helicopters) Ltd of Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hants. Sold to France 5 March 1982 as F-BVFY
||Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]|
||Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
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