Banjo76 From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6329 times:
Quoting ManuCH (Reply 6): According to an article I've found, it apparently slipped down from one of those helipads on wheels because he landed right on the edge.
To me it looks like the helicpter landed with one skate on the graound and one on the helipad, that's why it's leaning, then the pilot tried to adjust but one shkate must have clinched something dragging the chopper down one side.
Never mind ruining your day, how about ruining your no claims bonus! But seriously thank god that they are ok. It could have been a hell of a lot worse. Especially if it had caught fire! I've no doubt that this film will come in handy at the inquest into the accident!
SandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5167 times:
I just completed eleven weeks of flight training at that airport and saw them land and depart from that helipad a countless times.
Glad it turned out well and thank god there was no fire, since the fuel station is just about 10m in front of the accident site. Also, The quick response by the emergency forces is no surprise, since most firefighters are actually employed somewhere at the airport.
Quoting Zeke (Reply 10): from what looks like to be a "small" airport.
It is a pretty small airfield indeed. No commercial traffic, mainly just SEP G/A traffic. The largest you can find is the odd citation.