Investigation led by CAA - South Africa

Accident to the Airbus AS350 registered ZS-OXK on 02/01/2021 at Cape town

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

The pilot intended to depart from (FACT) Cape Town International Airport to Cape Peninsula for anti-crime and patrolling operation in that area. The pilot reported that after lift-off during the climb phase he experienced hydraulic power failure/pressure at approximately 20 feet. The helicopter’s control became stiff and it became difficult to control as a result it rolled over onto the right-hand side.