Wirestrike Accident Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger III ZS-HIW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186807
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Date:Sunday 23 February 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger III
Owner/operator:Court Helicopters
Registration: ZS-HIW
MSN: 3044
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Witdraai, Northern Cape -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Witdraai, Northern Cape, South Africa
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (damaged beyond repair) February 23, 1992 when crashed at Witdraai, Northern Cape, South Africa. Whilst lifting a power line onto a pylon, the power line apparently broke and whipped up into the helicopter's main and tail rotors. The helicopter went out of control, crashed into a ravine and caught fire. The pilot was killed. The surviving crew member sustained serious injuries.


1. http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/zs.php
2. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf

Revision history:

27-Apr-2016 16:43 Dr.John Smith Added
01-Dec-2019 10:28 TB Updated [Plane category]

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