11-Dec-21 ZS-HXG Bell 206L Ultimate HP, South Africa

Helicopter appeared to lose power on final approach and landed very heavily just short of the helipad.  Location was adjacent to an earth bank, which the main blades hit.  Fuselage creased on aft starboard side, and images show oil as having leaked from the engine – but it is not known whether this was prior to after the impact.

Local reports suggest pilot experienced a problem on climb out and went round to land again, but did not quite make the pad as the engine “flamed out”

Date:
11 December, 2021
Reg:
ZS-HXG
Make:
Bell
Model:
206L3
MSN:
51346
Location:
Ultimate Heliport
Country:
South Africa
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
https://avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=245934

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