Accident Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil HB-ZLN, 21 Dec 2013
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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Heli-Linth AG
Registration: HB-ZLN
MSN: 7347
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Elm, Glarus -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter, an Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil (HB-ZLN) crashed during landing at Elm, Glarus. Five people suffered minor to moderate injuries. A boy escaped uninjured.

The accident is attributable to the fact that the helicopter impacted the ground with great vertical and considerable forward speed during a landing approach.
It was not possible to explain the cause conclusively. There is a high probability that it was due to operational aspects.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

21-Dec-2013 14:16 helo Added
21-Dec-2013 14:17 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2013 15:27 Anon. Updated [Phase]
21-Dec-2013 17:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2013 18:32 Anon. Updated [Nature]
21-Dec-2013 19:48 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]
23-Dec-2013 14:22 Anon. Updated [Source]
17-May-2022 18:37 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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