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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179842
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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Time:16:31 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Heliflight Peru
Registration: OB-1941P
C/n / msn: 4842
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Raquipacti Hill -   Peru
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Quillabamba Heliport
Destination airport:Cusco Airport
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
On September 22, 2015, at 16:07, the AS 350B3 helicopter of Heliflight Peru took off from the Heliport of Quillabamba to make a transfer flight to the International Airport. Cusco.
The helicopter crashed when attempting to cross the Cordillera de los Andes through the Abra Málaga Pass. It hit the Raquipacti Hill at a height of approximately 15,275 feet (4,629 mts), due to bad weather conditions.

The investigation carried out established that the probable cause of the accident was due to the continuation of the flight in bad weather conditions, causing the helicopter to impact the hillside.

Sources: (includes operator press release but photo of Mi-8 accident).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

24-Sep-2015 06:16 Anon. Added
24-Sep-2015 06:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
24-Sep-2015 06:18 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Damage, Narrative]
24-Sep-2015 07:11 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2015 12:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
05-Oct-2015 15:50 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Mar-2017 18:57 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
27-Dec-2018 18:59 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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