28-Oct-10 G-SEWP Eurocopter AS355F2 Hilltown, UK

The pilot lost control of the helicopter whilst manoeuvring at low speed to approach a hilltop landing site in quite strong wind conditions.  The investigation determined that an error of judgement or perception led the pilot to attempt a downwind approach. A combination of human factors was thought to have contributed to the accident.

Date
October 28, 2010
Reg
G-SEWP
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS355
MSN
5480
Location
Yellow Road area of Hilltown
Country
UK
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Police-Service-of-Northern-Ireland
Link 1
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-police-helicopter-crashes-in--mourne-mountains-14989406.html
Link 2
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/police-helicopter-overturns-at-crash-site-479481.html
Link 3
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/june_2011/as355f2_twin_squirrel__g_sewp.cfm

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