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Helicopter appears to have descended vertically to impact point – no skid-marks near site. Accident killed 72-year old pilot and his passenger. Helicopter caught fire on landing and the two fatalities were found in the wreckage by firemen after they put out the blaze.
NTSB report states that after an engine surge, the pilot performed an autorotation onto the trees below. The helicopter landed on top of a tree, which lower the helicopter gently as it bent over toward the creek below. As the helicopter reached the water, it rolled on to its side. Fuel from the fuel tanks… Read more »
Crashed and caught fire.Â Sole occupant (Gustl Schrempp – the owner) killed.
Two critically injured in crash of amateur-construction Safari helicopter. Rescuers had to pull pilot/owner Neville Walker from the wreckage after he suffered a heart attack.
At EAA AirVenture 2011 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this year, CHR International Inc., the producer of the Safari helicopter, will introduce the first ever new model Safari helicopter, the Safari 400. A more robust rotor head design results in smoother operation, reduced maintenance, and increased useful load. Additional standard features include electric cyclic trim and rotor… Read more »
22-May-09 N147MD Canadian Home Rotors Safari Black Canyon City, US-Arizona