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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184840
Last updated: 10 September 2020
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Time:c. 20:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135T2+
Registration: D-HVBB
C/n / msn: 0146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bimöhlen -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:EDHX
Destination airport:EDHX
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The aircraft was supporting a night police training mission. NVGs were in use. The helicopter came down nearly vertically from a low hover after a Loss of Control.

The helicopter crashed on a farm, a few hundred meters away from a football field. The footballers immediately ran to the crash site, alerted paramedics and emergency personnel. They managed to pull badly injured 31 year old pilot who was later transported to nearby hospital The 33-year-old co-pilot and a 42 year old passenger died. The machine belonged to the squadron of the Federal Police in Fuhlendorf in Bad Bramstedt, not far from the crash site.

DWD (the local weather station) did forecast icing upwards from 2,500ft for the time of the flight. Surrounding airports reported ceilings between broken at 600ft and scattered 1,200ft w/ towering cumulus at the approximate time of the accident.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

25-Feb-2016 21:33 sutu5 Added
26-Feb-2016 08:16 Chieftain Updated [Narrative]
26-Feb-2016 08:16 Jordy Updated [Registration, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage]
26-Feb-2016 08:16 dgger Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Feb-2016 08:38 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
26-Feb-2016 09:26 hexatus Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Feb-2016 10:54 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Narrative]
06-Mar-2016 23:33 Geno Updated [Location, Phase, Source]
07-May-2016 11:27 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2016 16:07 TB Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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