Robinson R44 II Raven, G-OSSI
The helicopter, with two PPL(H) qualified pilots seated in the front and with one passenger in the rear, flew from Leeds Bradford Airport to a private site near Arkholme, between Carnforth and Kirkby Lonsdale, where they picked up a second passenger. The aircraft departed from this site but failed to arrive at the intended destination near Lockerbie. Search and Rescue (SAR) activities commenced the next day when people became concerned as to the whereabouts of the aircraft and its occupants. The accident site was located approximately 4 km NNE of Junction 36 of the M6 motorway and witnesses in the area reported that the local weather, around the time of the accident, was poor. All four occupants received fatal injuries in the accident. No significant pre-accident defects were found during examination of the helicopter wreckage.
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