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24 June - Helicopter down Warwickshire, UK

Old 24th Jun 2020, 14:07
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24 June - Helicopter down Warwickshire, UK

Seeing reports of a helicopter down. Emergency landing close to the Masons Arms (closed during lock-down) in Long Marston, Warwickshire, UK. 2POB are reported as uninjured, machine destroyed by fire. Poor resolution photo on Twitter (no idea how to link that), not sure of make though the tail boom looks distinctive to anyone familiar with the make.

Better picture here.

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 14:21
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May be this one?

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 14:28
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Looks like a Bell 407? N120HH?

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 14:31
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Looks very like the Bell 407 - N120HH from the front of it.
Of which also appeared to be in that exact same area only a couple of hours ago... with a steep descent at the end of it's track.
More importantly glad all are OK!

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From Alcester Fire Brigade...




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Oh blimey, that aircraft lives near St Osyth (Clacton way) - saw him up only a couple of months ago.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 15:57
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Not much left of that! here is how it looked before.

https://www.airteamimages.com/bell-4...ate_57060.html

And here is a local news report

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...field-18481154

A helicopter pilot had a lucky escape after an aircraft crashed in Warwickshire.

Emergency services were alerted to an incident near to the Masons Arms pub in Long Marston earlier today (Wednesday, June 24) at around 12.20pm.
It had been reported the helicopter made an emergency landing and was well ablaze in a field.

Fortunately for the pilot and their sole passenger, both were able to exit the helicopter safely and walked away uninjured.

Both were checked over at the scene by paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Along with Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Alcester, Stratford and Pebworth.

Breathing apparatus, hose reels, and foam was used by firefighters to tackle to blaze.

CoventryLive has contacted the Air Accidents Investigation Branch for comment.

Warwickshire Police said in a tweet: "Officers responded to a report of a helicopter making an emergency landing before bursting into flames in a field in Long Marston this afternoon. Fortunately the 2 people on board got out safely & were uninjured. They were checked at the scene by paramedics from

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 15:59
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Is it me or in the second pic is there a piece of it laying in the field a couple of hundred yards away...?
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Originally Posted by Nige321 View Post
Is it me or in the second pic is there a piece of it laying in the field a couple of hundred yards away...?
Looks like the color scheme is a match.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 16:14
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From the droop it looks like it smacked the ground quite hard, understandable if you’re on fire.
curious if they were power on at landing or pulled the plug when the lights came on.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 16:50
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Going to need my larger dust pan to sweep that one up...
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Originally Posted by Nige321 View Post
Is it me or in the second pic is there a piece of it laying in the field a couple of hundred yards away...?
i thought the same
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 18:42
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Originally Posted by Nige321 View Post
From Alcester Fire Brigade...
That'll buff out, but that fairway will need re-sodding. Good the souls on board are uninjured, they have work to do.

BTW, as a rule I avoid rotary. I'd prefer to slam into the next world with fixed wings, hopefully still attached...
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It's not a fairway. One can see a tractor line straight into the ashes, maybe oats.
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
It's not a fairway. One can see a tractor line straight into the ashes, maybe oats.
FED, from the look of the height of the greenery against the fire-peeps boots, looks like my carefully manicured lawn - which gets cut once the cat complains she can't see over it to get home of a morning - usually at about 0500 (er getting home that is )!

Seriously, glad both OK. I started off life as a heli engineer. That experience alone put me off flying in the blooming RW things! Too many whirly bits to go T. U. FW all the way for me - unless I had to fly RW as pax. Even then, I was highly selective as to where I sat - particularity post doing the "dunker" for the first time. H 'n' H has this curious "self-preservation" instinct!!!!

Have played "flying" some RW and even had a lesson in an R22 - but more out of idle curiosity to find out why the heli instructor at the place I worked at was so strange. One lesson = I realised why he was so odd!!!! Poor bloke!!!!!!

Still, apart from the craft written off, glad a safe outcome. Cheers, H 'n H
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
It's not a fairway. One can see a tractor line straight into the ashes, maybe oats.
ok, oatway then. Still needs re-oating.
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Why would it be on the N register operating in the UK? I hope for the owner it was insured.
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Literally hundreds of N register aircraft permanently based in the UK, gets around rules that owners find odious, and costs of ownership involved.

http://www.peter2000.co.uk/aviation/faa-nreg/index.html
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Looks like a lot of N platers are going into the agricultural business in the UK.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 09:44
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Now reported on aviation-safety.net site; no additional information to that above but useful collection of links to the various news reports and the N-Register
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