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Old 14th Oct 2021, 19:44
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AAIB UK (H) October 2021

Bell 407 experiences uncontained engine failure. Successful auto, crew escape un harmed, aircraft destroyed in subsequent fire. Report

The aircraft regularly flew past my house - shame it came to grief like this.

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Old 14th Oct 2021, 20:32
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a PPL holder aged 45 with 17,000 hours

are they sure?
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 22:01
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He is probably a professional fixed wing pilot with a PPLH
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 09:24
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The report does say later he is a FW ATPL. The report also says his type rating was out of date by a couple of years. That being the case, would there be any repercussions from the CAA and would the insurance company potentially not pay out as the flight was flown illegally? It would worry me as a passenger on his FW flights if his lack of attention to the law was carried over to his commercial role.

Fair play to the guy though for bringing it down gently enough for them both to walk out uninjured. Not a text book auto, but a safe outcome for them,
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 10:04
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The report also says his type rating was out of date by a couple of years. That being the case, would there be any repercussions from the CAA and would the insurance company potentially not pay out as the flight was flown illegally?
Pretty sure the insurance will be void. Here's an example.........https://www.mondaq.com/canada/aviati...-valid-license

Having looked at the report I see it was an 'N' reg - would that be flown with a UK/EASA PPL or FAA? If FAA then the topic of type ratings would be moot
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 12:01
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The pilot and passenger were returning to Thruxton Aerodrome following a short flight over the Malvern hills when the engine failed.
But engines NEVER fail on a single do they???????????
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 15:43
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But engines NEVER fail on a single do they???????????
Sometimes they donít fail. They just cease producing power.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 18:01
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If this had been a twin engined helicopter, would the outcome have been the same, ie auto safely to the ground?
bearing in mind that the occupants didn’t know about the fire until they were on the ground?

NB I’m not arguing for or against twin or single, just interested.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 20:22
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Not sure if it is on fire does it make any difference how many engines you have
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:16
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Not sure if it is on fire does it make any difference how many engines you have
Every twin I have flown allows you to extinguish the fire on one engine and continue to fly on the other - so, yes it does make a difference.
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