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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197058
Last updated: 5 September 2020
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Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135P2+
Owner/operator:Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht - DRF gemeinnützige AG (
Registration: D-HDRY
C/n / msn: 1029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Autobahn 93 near Schwandorf, Bavaria -   Germany
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:freeway BAB 93 Schwandorf (road accident site)

Responding to a massive road accident on the highway 93, where a truck had smashed a car against another truck, two DRF "Christoph" ambulance helicopters were called in and landed on scene.

As several persons were trapped in the wreckage, their extraction took quite a while and several rescue vehicles arrived or left the scene.

Also well secured by orange cones, an inattentive driver hit one main rotor blade with his ambulance.

The blade was ripped at it´s trailing edge.

All four main blades were disassembled on the highway and the ambulance helicopter was lifted onto a flat bed trailer and then ground transported for repair.

Damage on the helicopter was stated by Bavarian State Police to be apx. EUR 300,000 .

The freeway remained closed for the recovery of the EC 135 for apx six hours.


Revision history:

31-Jul-2017 06:24 Medevac Added
31-Jul-2017 13:46 Geno Updated [Source]

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