‘Lack of experience and fatigue’ blamed for collapse of helicopter’s landing gear

The nose landing gear of a CHC-operated H175 helicopter collapsed on its approach into Aberdeen last July.
The nose landing gear of a CHC-operated H175 helicopter collapsed on its approach into Aberdeen last July.

Investigators have found engineers’ “lack of experience and fatigue” contributed to the collapse of an Aberdeen helicopter’s landing gear.

A CHC-operated H175 was coming in to land in Aberdeen last July when crew heard a “crunching noise” and the helicopter nose appeared to dip – with inspection teams on the ground spotting parts of the nose landing gear hanging off.

Passengers disembarked the helicopter at a low hover, and the aircraft landed safely on sandbags.

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