Accidents and Close Calls Discussion on accidents, close calls, and other unplanned aviation events, so we can learn from them, and be better pilots ourselves.

12 July 2018: Bembridge

Reply

Old 12th Jul 2018, 16:37
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portsmouth
Age: 57
Posts: 1
Reports of a helicopter down at Bembridge Airport.

Quote from the Island Echo

'Crews are attempting to locate the aircraft, which is thought to have come down in woodland near the end of the runway'

According to Isle of Wight radio

"Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a helicopter has come down outside of Bembridge Airport.

One pilot and a passenger has sustained injuries.

The force says they were called at 3 pm.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau is also at the incident, police say.
MaintMan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12th Jul 2018, 18:02
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England & Scotland
Age: 58
Posts: 1,325
12 July 2018: Bembridge

Emergency services have located the whereabouts of the aircraft, which has been confirmed as a Beagle Pup light aircraft. They were initially told it was a helicopter that had gone down.

Island Echo can reveal that the plane was sighted going down to the West of Bembridge Airport by a plane heading out of Sandown Airport. A helicopter imbound to Sandown Airport has circled the area to confirm the crash and has landed at the crash site.

Its thought that the 2 occupants are alive. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time however an air ambulance has been scrambled to Bembridge.
John R81 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 13th Jul 2018, 16:06
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 13,454
From stuff coming from Sandown, a helicopter with pax very nearby landed and provided immediate assistance before the emergency services got there. That is probably the reason for the confusion.

AAIB have announced that they're attending.

G
Genghis the Engineer is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service