B206 down at Ultimate heliport - Midrand

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B206 down at Ultimate heliport - Midrand

Unread post by MarcelloMaestro » Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:39 am

Good day

On my way to Midrand, I see the following recovery process.

Any idea what happened?
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by E816 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:59 am

What a stupid title. Helicopters don’t miss pads !!!
Engine out on short finals, pilot did unbelievably well.
Rather check your facts before posting !
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by ddevos » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:06 am

From that second photo it seems like quite a bit of oil down the side, below the engine.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Peregrine » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:18 am

E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:59 am
What a stupid title. Helicopters don’t miss pads !!!
Engine out on short finals, pilot did unbelievably well.
Rather check your facts before posting !
😳😳 Well, this helicopter did!
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by MarcelloMaestro » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:31 am

E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:59 am
What a stupid title. Helicopters don’t miss pads !!!
Engine out on short finals, pilot did unbelievably well.
Rather check your facts before posting !
Apologies for my stupid title, but I honestly had no idea what happened, and being so close to the landing pad, I thought he might have missed it due to strong wind, missed it because of enjin failure, missed it because of fuel starvation.

I had no facts to go on or to check, only a helicopter, short of the pad, being recovered.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by E816 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:43 am

MarcelloMaestro wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:31 am
E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:59 am
What a stupid title. Helicopters don’t miss pads !!!
Engine out on short finals, pilot did unbelievably well.
Rather check your facts before posting !
Apologies for my stupid title, but I honestly had no idea what happened, and being so close to the landing pad, I thought he might have missed it due to strong wind, missed it because of enjin failure, missed it because of fuel starvation.

I had no facts to go on or to check, only a helicopter, short of the pad, being recovered.
Sorry for having a go, but pilots are friends of ours and did unbelievably well to be alive, although pilot is in hospital with serious injuries.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by dollar » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:47 am

MarcelloMaestro wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:31 am
E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:59 am
What a stupid title. Helicopters don’t miss pads !!!
Engine out on short finals, pilot did unbelievably well.
Rather check your facts before posting !
Apologies for my stupid title, but I honestly had no idea what happened, and being so close to the landing pad, I thought he might have missed it due to strong wind, missed it because of enjin failure, missed it because of fuel starvation.

I had no facts to go on or to check, only a helicopter, short of the pad, being recovered.
Technically he missed it notwithstanding the safe assumption that that was his destination.

Obviously he had a very good reason. Wishing the pilot well. Good job.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Peregrine » Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:18 pm

ddevos wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:06 am
From that second photo it seems like quite a bit of oil down the side, below the engine.
Most likely something broke and leaked oil during the obvious very hard landing - the airframe is badly buckled The oil doesn’t seem to have been spread by airflow as would be the case in an in-flight leak. Hope they find lots of fuel in the tank. Wishing the crew a speedy recovery.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Peblehead » Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:45 pm

E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:43 am
MarcelloMaestro wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:31 am
E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:59 am
What a stupid title. Helicopters don’t miss pads !!!
Engine out on short finals, pilot did unbelievably well.
Rather check your facts before posting !
Apologies for my stupid title, but I honestly had no idea what happened, and being so close to the landing pad, I thought he might have missed it due to strong wind, missed it because of enjin failure, missed it because of fuel starvation.

I had no facts to go on or to check, only a helicopter, short of the pad, being recovered.
Sorry for having a go, but pilots are friends of ours and did unbelievably well to be alive, although pilot is in hospital with serious injuries.
Would you like or are you able to share what happened? The aircraft does not seem to be in a bad state and your saying pilots are in a serious condition?
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Tim » Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:14 pm

The second picture shows the severe damage. You must zoom in.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:35 pm

Tim wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:14 pm
The second picture shows the severe damage. You must zoom in.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by E816 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:26 pm

Peblehead wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:45 pm
E816 wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:43 am
MarcelloMaestro wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:31 am


Apologies for my stupid title, but I honestly had no idea what happened, and being so close to the landing pad, I thought he might have missed it due to strong wind, missed it because of enjin failure, missed it because of fuel starvation.

I had no facts to go on or to check, only a helicopter, short of the pad, being recovered.
Sorry for having a go, but pilots are friends of ours and did unbelievably well to be alive, although pilot is in hospital with serious injuries.
Would you like or are you able to share what happened? The aircraft does not seem to be in a bad state and your saying pilots are in a serious condition?
Not really my place to divulge but can confirm catastrophic engine failure on short finals at about 60ft AGL going into UHP.
Co-pilot unharmed, pilot hospitalised with spinal injuries.
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Whirly » Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:00 pm

One of the worst positions to get an engine failure, during the approach to landing or just after take off. Well done to the pilot. All the best with the recovery process.

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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by rotorbug » Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:27 pm

I flew ZS-HXG in 2018 on a HEMS contract at FAMG and early 2019 in the Kakamas area for a month standby for a car manufacturer.

It was one of the nicest L3's that I have flown!

Was fitted with air-conditioning.

Hope the pilot recovers quick!
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Re: Helicopter missed helipad at Ultimate heliport?

Unread post by Tim » Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:57 pm

It always amuses me how those who don’t have air conditioning in their airie always say that you don’t really need it, for this or another reason. :lol:

I suppose during your operations in Kakamas you were very grateful that this ship did have it.

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