Bell 505. Christiana. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

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Bell 505. Christiana. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by Roger » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:10 pm

Believe a Bell 505 had an accident in Bloemhof today.

Pax, who was daughter of pilot was injured fatally. Skid sunk in soft ground on landing and helicopter rolled over. Blade came into cabin fatally wounding pax.
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Unread post by Walter105 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:12 pm

That's aweful. :cry:
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by mikev » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:42 pm

Too horrible!! [-o<
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by rbbroker » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:09 pm

Roger wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Believe a Bell 505 had an accident in Bloemhof today.

Pax, who was daughter of pilot was injured fatally. Skid sunk in soft ground on landing and helicopter rolled over. Blade came into cabin fatally wounding pax.

Roger do you have any other info? You can PM me if need be??
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Unread post by spokes » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:00 am

Horrific! Poor man and family
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by pietmeyer » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:05 am

So sad to read this. Such a pretty girl also. My sincere condolences to the family :(
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:07 am

Very sad indeed RIP young lady.
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by Mustang » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 am

There are conflicting reports on what and where it happened. Some say it happened at Bloemhof or Christiana or Petrus Steyn. Social Media report from a Heilbron local newspaper indicates it happened on their farm near Petrus Steyn (edit: but the newspaper now confirmed it happened at Christiana). Then it is indicated that she was struck by the rotor while disembarking the B505 when the left hand skid collapsed while another report indicated that pieces of the rotor struck the girl inside the cockpit when the skid sank into wet soil.

In any case this is a very sad incident and my heart goes out to the family.
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Unread post by Ruby1 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 am

Horrifying. RIP. Strengths to all
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by Vaughan K » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:59 am

Mustang wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 am
There are conflicting reports on what and where it happened. Some say it happened at Bloemhof or Christiana or Petrus Steyn.

Radarbox suggests it happened outside Christiana ?

RIP young lady & strength to her family
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Re: Bell 505. Bloemhof. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by Roger » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:25 pm

Mustang wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 am
There are conflicting reports on what and where it happened. Some say it happened at Bloemhof or Christiana or Petrus Steyn. Social Media report from a Heilbron local newspaper indicates it happened on their farm near Petrus Steyn (edit: but the newspaper now confirmed it happened at Christiana). Then it is indicated that she was struck by the rotor while disembarking the B505 when the left hand skid collapsed while another report indicated that pieces of the rotor struck the girl inside the cockpit when the skid sank into wet soil.

In any case this is a very sad incident and my heart goes out to the family.
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You are correct there were a number of reports as to how it happened. The fact that there is a cover over the cockpit would seem to support the blade into cockpit report.
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Unread post by Flyman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:40 pm

How very awfully sad :( :( :( . Condolences to all family of pilot and friends.
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Re: Bell 505. Christiana. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by biffvj » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:31 pm

So very sad. What can we say, but that we feel for the pilot and family at their loss.
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Re: Bell 505. Christiana. 1 Fatality. 24 March 2020.

Unread post by Backmarker » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:24 pm

Horrifying:( RIP young lady, My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends.
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