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06-Jul-15 YU-HET Airbus SA342J Stapleford, UK

During ground run post-maintenance, the SA342J Gazelle took off to 10ft and then dropped to the ground.  MW Helicopters engineer on board was reportedly not a qualified pilot – and was not injured in the accident.  Starboard skid ripped off, tail boom badly creased.


UK – MW Helicopters adds three ex-Army Gazelles

UK – MW Helicopters adds three ex-Army Gazelles

Gazelle specialists MW Helicopters yesterday registered three more ex-military Gazelles.  The three are now registered G-CHBJ, CHBN and CHBR – previously XX440, XZ307 and ZA733 respectively. All three were previously stored at the Fleetlands depot near Portsmouth and had been allocated instructional airframe serials A2702/3/4 respectively, but departed by road during December 2011 – the… Read more »

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23-Oct-10 G-BPRI Eurocopter AS355F1 Abridge, UK

Out-of-control golf buggy struck tail rotor during start-up