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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76189
Last updated: 18 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer 269C-1 (300CB)
Owner/operator:European Helicopter Academy
Registration: EI-CZL
C/n / msn: 0147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Kilshanchoe, Co. Kildare -   Ireland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Weston Airport (EIWT)
Destination airport:Weston Airport (EIWT)
Investigating agency: AAIU
The helicopter departed Weston Airport (EIWT) at 16.02 hrs on a training flight with an Instructor and Student on board. The Instructor stated to Dublin Air Traffic Control (ATC) that his intention was to operate south of Enfield between 1,000 and 2,000 ft. The last communication with Dublin ATC was at 16.12 hrs as the helicopter transited into Class G airspace outside the Dublin Control Zone (CTR). Following this exchange, no further communication was made. During a probable low-level transition after a practice autorotation, the helicopter impacted disused electrical power lines at Kilshanchoe, Co. Kildare. An alert was raised following enquires made by family members the following morning. The wreckage of the helicopter was located the following morning by an Irish Coast Guard helicopter. The accident was not survivable and both occupants were fatally injured. There was no fire.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Aug-2010 14:42 harro Added

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