- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 August 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 19 February 2017
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - rotorcraft
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Bell 206B Jet Ranger III
- Sandwich Bay Estate, Kent
Entanglement with a recreational kite, Sandwich Bay, Kent, 19 February 2017.
The helicopter was flying at 700 ft agl when it encountered and severed a recreational kite line. The pilot was not aware of the contact and continued the flight. Subsequently, damage to several parts of the helicopter was discovered after shutdown. The kite flying activity had not been notified to the CAA, so no NOTAM had been issued.
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Published: 10 August 2017
Date of occurrence: 19 February 2017