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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202626
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven I
Registration: G-HWKS
MSN: 1747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2.2 nm SE of Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Belleek
Destination airport:Ballyshannon
While attempting to land in an agricultural field in Co. Donegal, Ireland, following a short flight from Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, the helicopterís main rotor blades struck and cut electrical wires that were traversing the field. The tail of the helicopter immediately swung downwards and to the right (looking forward), before the helicopter was brought under control. A landing was immediately carried out and the Pilot and the three passengers on board exited the helicopter normally. There was no fire and no injuries were reported.



Photo of G-HWKS courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
31 May 2014; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

07-Dec-2017 10:33 Aerossurance Added
07-Dec-2017 10:36 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Nature]

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