NTSB Identification: ANC04WA107
Accident occurred Monday, April 05, 2004 in Newgrange, Ireland
Aircraft: Bell 206B, registration:
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On April 5, 2004, about 0805 coordinated universal time, a Bell 206B, G-AYMW, sustained substantial damage following a loss of tail rotor authority while conducting aerial photography operations, which resulted in a forced landing near Newgrange, Co Meath, Ireland. The helicopter was operated by Irish Helicopters, Dublin, Ireland. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the two passengers aboard sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight. The flight originated at the operator's base of operations, located at Westpoint, Dublin Airport, Dublin, about 0715.

This report is for informational purposes only. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Ireland. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Air Accident Investigation Unit
Department of Transport
Transport House
44 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

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