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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177970
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Time:16:42 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Enstrom 280 FX
Registration: N280CH
MSN: 2024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:South Commons, Carlingford, County Louth -   Ireland
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Carlingford, Co. Louth
Destination airport:Derryogue Airfield, Co. Down, NI
Investigating agency: AAIU
Very shortly after take-off on an international flight, 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. The pilot was not injured.

The Pilot held a ‘Medical Certificate Second Class and Student Pilot Certificate’ issued by the FAA (FAA Form 8420-2). The IAA informed the Investigation that as per Article 5 (10) of SI 333 of 2000, a Student Pilot licence issued by a foreign state is not valid in the Republic of Ireland. The UK CAA also confirmed it was not valid in the UK (the intended destination).


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

Revision history:

20-Jul-2015 06:54 gerard57 Added
20-Jul-2015 10:43 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Damage]
20-Jul-2015 15:42 Geno Updated [Cn, Operator, Source]
03-Oct-2016 20:07 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2016 20:07 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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