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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169683
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:13-JAN-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Piritex
Registration: YR-PRX
C/n / msn: 12237
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:nr Ploiesti -   Romania
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Ploiesti
Narrative:
The helicopter encountered deteriorating weather while positioning back to its base at Ploiesti and the pilot elected to make a precautionary landing in a snow covered field. However, on landing, the rotor down wash blew up large quantities of snow and the pilot lost visual reference with the ground. The helicopter subsequently touched down hard in deep snow and rolled over. The accident happened in daylight.

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Sep-2014 19:29 Aerossurance Added

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