Investigation led by CAA - South Africa

Accident to the Airbus AS350 registered ZS-RWZ on 30/01/2021 at Johannesburg

Preliminary data based on the notification from the South African authorities:

On return to the aerodrome, the pilot under instruction entered into a hover at 3 foot above the ground over taxiway Zulu of RWY35. During this time control was lost and the helicopter rolled over to the right impacting the ground. Post-impact fire was noticed erupting out of the exhaust but was extinguished by the airport aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) personnel.