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Helicopter Crash - Chagford, Devon - 16th May 2011
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Helicopter Crash - Chagford, Devon - 16th May 2011 Reply with quote

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Helicopter crash-lands in grounds of Devon hotel

A two-seater helicopter has crash-landed in the grounds of a Devon hotel.

Emergency services were called to Gidleigh Park Hotel, near Chagford, at about 1535 BST following reports of the crash.

Staff at the hotel said the aircraft had landed on its roof in a small wooded area in the grounds.

The two people on board, who were guests at the hotel, were later treated by an ambulance on scene for head and jaw injuries, fire crews said.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service said two crews had made the aircraft safe by using a hose reel jet and foam.

They also disconnected the helicopter's ignition system and made a fuel leak safe.

Both people on board had got out of the aircraft when the fire service arrived.

They received first aid on site, as well as being treated by an ambulance on scene, before going into the hotel.

The hotel confirmed it was undamaged.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes to all involved
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad

Hope the two who were on board are ok. Any news on the aircraft type?

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all accounts the couple involved seem to be relatively unscathed, "cuts and bruises".

No word on type, but 'two-seater' narrows it down a bit!
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was an R44, dynamic rollover when pilot tried to reposition after landing near trees on sloping ground. No injuries.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, so a 2+2-seater then!!!

A Robinson TT perhaps!

Oh well, at least twas nowt more than walking wounded!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AAIB have published the report into this accident. It can be found here
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