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Cause of Leicester helicopter crash revealed

The cause of Leicester City helicopter crash has been revealed, the fatal accident killed club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others.

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The helicopter crash which killed the chairman of Leicester City and four other people on the 27th of October was caused by a pin which had come loose in the tail rotor control mechanism, a report has revealed.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch found that the pin had become disconnected, resulting in the helicopter becoming unstable and preventing the pilot from controlling it.

Investigators found the pilot’s pedals became disconnected from the tail rotor and caused the aircraft to make an uncontrollable right turn before it spun and fell, hitting the ground in a ball of flames.

The pedals and tail rotor are linked by a mechanism which failed after parts of it had become disconnected and there was a “build-up of black grease” on one component.

The failure led to the pitch of the tail rotor blades being changed “until they reached the physical limit of their travel”, investigators said.

The report stated:

“The initiating cause and exact sequence of the failure that resulted in the loss of tail rotor control is being investigated as a priority.”

“The tail rotor actuator control shaft became disconnected from the actuator lever mechanism.

“The disconnection stopped the feedback mechanism for the tail rotor actuator from operating and the tail rotor actuator from responding to yaw control inputs.”

This loss of the feedback mechanism meant the yaw stops were ineffective and the tail rotor actuator was able to continue changing the pitch of the tail rotor blades “until they reached the physical limit of their travel”.

205 Comments

  1. Hummmm in all God is the perfect protector. If God those not build a house the builder builds in vain. May their soul rest in peace.

  2. This is caused by the engineering services they should always checked those part before the pillot will take off.RIP leciester chairman

  3. This implies that there should be proper maintenance, monitoring and care before any helicopter is allowed to fly

  4. Thats so sad to hear..the engineers should have checked it thoroughly.may the soul of the chairman rest in perfect peace

  5. Is really a pity that this crash occurs as the year is coming to an end. Could it be that there was no sign before the crash? May God console the family of the departed souls in Jesus name.

  6. That’s really serious,if possible, they should try to determine if the pin was intentionally removed or it came off mid air… Rest in peace to the victims of the accident.

  7. This is a painful one to hear, its a great loss to Leicester city FC, they have lost great persons in the team, may their souls rest in peace

  8. This is very disheartening and could have been avoided. Please life should be treated with utmost carefulness

  9. Wish life’s lost can be restored back please air transport should take utmost precautions before,during,and after flight pls

  10. No one is safe again, even with all the money in the world…
    May their soul rest in Peace, only God saves

  11. Every accident that happened must has something that cause it,well all is done and passed This so bad it’s the fault of the engineers

  12. Even though the deed has been done, but their should have been thorough check on it before use. What a great loss for the great team, May His soul rest in peace

  13. The Bible has clearly stated that time and unforeseen occurrence happens to us all. Painful for such minor fault to cause such irreparable loss.

  14. This is so bad.. I thought if the pailot have check every thing well before dey flew in the other day… Dis accident we not happen to them

  15. The incident was never a cool one . The helicopter should have been checked and roughly serviced before flying . No matter the words we will can never bring him back to this word

  16. It is very bad, it is the fault of the engineers,they will have check it proper before allowing the pilot and the people to enter,thank God the fault has been dictated, they have to be careful next time.

  17. Really a painful death but they should have done a proper check on the helicopter before take off…could this be foul play turned fatal?

  18. This is so sad, the pilot should have checked the helicopter for any mechanical fault before taking off

  19. All this transportation means is protected by God Almighty even if the pilot check it well what will happen Will happen

  20. May the souls of those who died rest in peace. Didnt they check the plan before take off? Hope it was planned?

  21. Is really a pity that this crash occurs as the year is coming to an end. Could it be that there was no sign before the crash? May God console the family of the departed souls in Jesus name.

  22. Proper check should have been conducted. Its already past now. Subsequent happening of that should be greatly avoided.

  23. This the fault of the maintenance engineers,because if tgey have checked probably they would have detected the fault.

  24. Well, we cant blame the pilot for not checking the mechanical accurate of the helicopter,because no one plan to go on a journey of no return…. May Almighty God protect us from evil

  25. They should try to check all engine properly before use especially these air machines,what a great lose to the football club

  26. An avoidable mechanical fault, it’s so sad, but more investigation should be carried out to rule out foul play

  27. That’s why it’s called accident. Mistakes will always occur. In all, let’s always commit our ways to God.

  28. What a sad news, and this is something that could have been avoided if the helicopter was checked properly before being put to use. May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

  29. Good investigation should be carried out to find out how come because it the same helicopter that brought him to the stadium

  30. This is very unpleasant to the ear, at least they should have inspected the the helicopter before taking it out.

  31. This simply means two things. Either it the helicopter was not properly maintained, not regularly serviced to check everything was working properly. Or it was a well planned out death

  32. Is so unfortunate . is a lesson to all of us that death has no friend. It can come anytime both rich and poor. May there soul rest in peace.

  33. Well we can’t say if it has been checked before flying or not our prayer now is may the soul rest in peace

  34. This is sad. Maintenance should be a thing of priority especially when it has to do with flight. May their souls rest in peace.

  35. human life is very important so such mistake should not occur again. all necessary injection should always be put in place before taking off

  36. That is one thing I like with the Oyinbo people. Despitethe fact that what has happened has happened they still investigate the cause so as to know the solution. But if to were to be Nigeria, we would not heard anything about it again talk less of profers solution to future occurrence

  37. This is not good enough, the maintenance crew should have check and ensure that everything is in order, ripped again to Leicester Chairman

  38. This cause should be look into because of next time, this mistake should not repeat ooo,may his soul rest in peace sir

  39. Maintenance is the key. See how just a pin that’s loosely connected to a rotor control caused the loss of Mr Vichai.

  40. This is a minor issue that should have been solved before they boarded it what. a sad occurrence may they all involved rest in peace

  41. All this things should have been checked before flying the helicopter….A sad news actually, Rest in peace Mr chairman

  42. Huge loss to sports world at large. So sad and horrible. RIP to those who lost their lives in the crash.

  43. So sad, but Proper check should be conducted before taking off. Even an automobile need to be check to ensure that it’s in good working condition.

  44. This really implies that there should be proper maintenance, monitoring and care before any helicopter is allowed to fly

  45. Sad news. It may be due to lack of proper maintenance and frequent check up, this accident would have been avoided.

  46. So sad, they should have properly check the helicopter before taking off, or maybe someoen must have disconnethe pedals of purpose

  47. God is the perfect protector. If God those not build a house the builder builds in vain. May their soul rest in peace

  48. All this things should have been checked before flying it out before, so sad rip to the great loss Leicester City.

  49. in all God is the perfect protector. If God those not build a house the builder builds in vain. May their soul rest in peace.

  50. So sad incident but its will be nice if they thoroughly check all the necessary before kicking off next time

  51. Sorry for the death of chairman and also thank God for the solution which has brought him ,it will go a long way to serve life and help people

  52. This is really bad,is it that the aircraft wasn’t checked very well or the pin was disconnected while on air.

  53. If a common thing like a pin could cause a crash leading to lost of lives then the authorities should be more concerned.

  54. Aircraft s a serious business,so it should be properly attended to,before and after use,it should be well check by the engineers and folks alike to prevent reoccurrence.

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