Incident MBB Bo 105CB EI-BDI,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33187
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Date:Wednesday 3 June 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B105 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MBB Bo 105CB
Owner/operator:Irish Helicopters
Registration: EI-BDI
MSN: S-210
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off Donegal -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Donegal Airport
Confidence Rating: Little or no information is available
Ballagh Rock or Carraig an Bealach, The Road Rock, is at the northern end of the channel of water between Arranmore Island and the Co Donegal mainland at Burtonport. The stretch of water is also known as the Arranmore Roads.

In July 1980 the Commissioners of Irish Lights decided that the existing beacon should be re-charactered as a lighthouse using easily obtainable propane, so work went ahead in constructing a landing, a lean-to hut against the beacon for propane gas bottles and equipment, an access ladder to the lantern on top of the beacon and a path way from the landing to the beacon.

Early in June 1981 the contracted Irish Helicopters Bölkow 105, EI-BDI, ditched whilst conveying an underslung skip of concrete blocks for the landing, when flying between the cement factory at Arlands and Ballagh Rocks. Fortunately the pilot managed to get clear of the sinking helicopter and swam to the nearby rocks where he was picked up by the attending boat and taken to Burtonport.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
3 December 1975 LQ-LSX Policía de la Provincia de Buenos Aires 2 La Plata, BA w/o
Law Enforcement

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Aug-2010 16:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Country, Source, Damage]
28-Nov-2011 03:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2012 10:44 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2023 05:06 sergio_molitor Updated [[Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
02-Jul-2023 11:45 Anon. Updated [[[Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]]

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