AAIB investigation to Agusta Bell 206B Jet Ranger II, G-SUEX

Loss of engine power in a position from which it was not possible to conduct a safe landing, Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, 16 September 2014.


The helicopter was on a transit flight, at low level, on the seaward side of cliffs near Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Loss of power from the single engine probably led the pilot to attempt an autorotation to the cliff top. This was unsuccessful and having lost rotor rpm the helicopter struck the surface of the sea at the base of the cliffs. Both the pilot and his passenger were fatally injured.

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Published 14 January 2016