NTSB Identification: WPR18WA225
On August 15, 2018, at 0830 Universal Coordinated Time, a Robinson R22 Beta helicopter, ZS-HBP, impacted power lines while conducting a game capturing flight near Queenstown, South Africa. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger was fatally injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was being operated under the pertinent civil regulations for the Government of South Africa.
The Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa, Accident & Incident Investigation Division (AIID) is investigating the accident. As the state of manufacture of the airplane, the NTSB has designated a US accredited representative to assist the AIID in its investigation.
All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to:
South African Civil Aviation Authority
Accidents and Incidents Investigation Division
Private Bag X 73
Halfway House 1685
Tel: +27 (0) 11 545-1000