- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 14 January 2016
- Date of occurrence:
- 16 September 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - rotorcraft
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Field investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Agusta Bell 206B Jet Ranger II
- Flamborough Head, Yorkshire
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
Date of occurrence: 16 September 2014