NTSB Identification: WAS05WA005
Accident occurred Friday, December 31, 2004 in Vlakfontein Far, South Africa
Aircraft: Robinson Helicopters R44, registration:
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

On December 31, 2004, at 1300 local time, a Robinson R44, ZS-RPZ, made a hard emergency landing at Vlakfontein Farm, South Africa, after experiencing a vibration in cruise flight. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot received minor injuries.

This accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Further information can be obtained by contacting them at:

Private Bag X08
Pretoria, 0145
Republic of South Africa

Phone: (27) 12 346-5566

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