Thursday, 3 December 2009

New arrivals

Photo from G-INFO (UKCAA) website.

Two new arrivals at Heli Maintenance at Christchurch.

Above is the Robinson R44 G-EKKO (c/n 0821).
The above photo comes from the G-INFO web site shows it in a better state than it is now.
It appears that it has had a roll over and has been purchased and imported for parts.
First registered in the UK on 18-07-2000 it has had five owners - the last know one being David Griffiths of the Pinetree Car Centre of Swansea.


Below is an extract from a local (UK) newspaper.

Helicopter crash-lands at airport
The helicopter crash landed at the airport, seriously injuring a man
A man has been seriously injured when a helicopter made a crash landing at Swansea Fairwood Airport.
South Wales Fire Service said the man had head injuries and was airlifted to Morriston hospital in the city.
Another man received minor injuries in the crash, a spokesperson for the fire service added.
A fire crew based at the airfield laid down a blanket of foam as a precautionary measure, in case the damaged aircraft caught fire.
Three crews from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident at 1414 BST.
A spokeswoman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said: "We are investigating the crash but we are not sending any investigators.
"The investigation will be done from the paper report by the pilot."

Below is an interesting discussion about this incident.


Also imported - but in a healthy state - is the Robinson R44 Raven 1 N502KG (c/n 1696).

Built in 2007 as N502KG, it almost made the UK register but remained on the US listing.
Owned by a father and son from Rollesston; it will be remaining on the US register.

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