21-May-12 ZS-RSL AgustaWestland AW119 McCarthy’s Rest, South Africa

Unclear what happened.  Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom.  Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage.  Helicopter uninsured.  Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date.  Read reports at the three links below for the full story

Date
May 21, 2012
Reg
ZS-RSL
Make
AgustaWestland
Model
AW119
Location
nr McCarthy's Rest border post
Country
South Africa
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://www.thehubsa.co.za/forum/topic/116633-seems-legit/
Link 3
http://ewn.co.za/2012/05/23/I-was-doing-nothing-criminal-when-chopper-crashed

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