of North Weald
the pilot was forced to make a forced landing short of the airfield at
Eglinton, Londonderry, Northern Ireland after the engine failed while in
the circuit. It came down in shallow water on the mud flats of Lough
Foyle, the pilot escaped without injury. An RAF Chinook performed the
recovery and set down the intact airframe on the grass at Eglinton
a very heavy landing at Middle Wallop, Hampshire. Both crew escaped
safely. Due to surplus Gazelles within the AAC it was not repaired, to
Wattisham for G.I.
landed onto the airfield at Leeming, Yorkshire and rolled onto its side,
three crew escaping successfully.
Together with four other Lynx it had recently departed from the airfield
following refuelling but had returned due to tail rotor control problems.
On final approach, the tail rotor failed completely. It is suspected that
a split pin had been left out of the tail rotor control mechanism during
recent maintenance. This led to a nut unscrewing and the bolt falling out.
|During operations in Kosovo it was been sent to pick up a patrol near to the Kosovo/Macedonian border. During its approach to land the Missile Warning System falsely activated and fired some flares. One of the flares scorched the clothing of a soldier on the ground and it was decided to evacuate him to hospital. During lift off the Puma entered cloud and control was lost. It crashed near Kacanick thirteen miles south of Prestina, Kosovo killing the pilot and navigator and severely injuring one of the four passengers. The wreckage was transferred to Shawbury
onto the airfield at Sywell, Northamptonshire and came to rest inverted.
The pilot was killed
|During air combat manoeuvres the pilot lost control of the aircraft and the high G forces resulted in all of the pylons being ripped off the port wing, the fuselage being bent and the engine surging. He managed to regain control and landed back at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, with the left hand drop tank missing and a considerable amount of fuel leaking from the aircraft. To St. Athan for repair before moving to Wittering in January 2005 and finally Cottesmore. Rebuild was abandoned in 2008 and the aircraft was stripped for spares
into a mountain in a remote location West of Eagle, Alaska while being
flown by a 54 Squadron pilot during an exercise ‘Cope Thunder’ sortie.
The pilot did not eject and was killed
Lynx was transitioning to take off at a landing pad in the Oman desert
when it was enveloped by sand. The pilot lost visual clues and descended,
hitting the ground nose down and with significant forward speed. It
skidded along the ground and came to rest very close to another, parked,
Lynx. The RAF pilot and other crew member escaped safely but the front
cockpit and rotor head suffered damage. It was transported back to the UK
in an RAF C-17. The aircraft had been taking part in exercise ‘Saif Sareea’
(Swift Sword) a joint exercise between British and Omani forces
pilot ejected while on approach to Mona, Anglesey for a touch and go
shortly after taking off from nearby Valley. The aircraft came down at
Frogwy Farm, ¾ mile from Bodffordd village. It crashed though a fence
into a field of sheep, killing several of them before coming to rest in a
wood. The pilot was taken to hospital having sustained slight facial
injuries during the ejection
off the end of the runway on landing at Yeovilton, Somerset. The pilot
ejected just before the aircraft slid into the river Yeo. After recovery
it went into the Accident Investigation Unit here and was then transferred
to St. Athan. With the announcement during 2002 that the Sea Harrier fleet
would be withdrawn from service by 2006 it was not repaired
into the Arabian Sea after an Omani warship collided with the aircraft as
it was hovering above the water. The pilot and observer had seconds to
abandon their cockpit as it filled with water and rapidly sank. The men,
based on HMS Marlborough, suffered minor injuries and were taken to
hospital onboard the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The incident
happened during exercise ‘Saif Sareea’ (Swift Sword) a joint exercise
between British and Omani forces. The Lynx was dropping a dummy torpedo
into the sea when an Omani vessel sailed into it from behind, catching the
helicopter's rotor blades on its rigging. The wreckage arrived back at
Yeovilton on 3rd December. It was finally dumped for spares use during
into a field just outside Bruton, Somerset killing the pilot. The
helicopter had suffered a tie bar failure twenty five minutes after take
off from a school in Taunton and was returning to Middle Wallop. The tie
bar connects the rotor blade to the rotor head and failure results in loss
of the main rotor blade. It was considered that this was a one off
occurrence in the Gazelle rather than a manufacturing fault as in the
crash of Lynx AH7 XZ650 on 22nd September 1994
at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire shortly after take off from Cambridge Airport.
The aircraft experienced a partial engine failure and was force to land.
Upon doing so the aircraft rolled over, with all the occupants escaping
safely. It is thought that the cause of the partial engine failure was water
contamination in the fuel