ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238941
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Narrative:The helicopter took off from Annecy Airport, France, with four passengers for a private flight to Dieulefit where one of the passengers was dropped off. The flight continued to Nîmes-Garons Airport.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 July 2020|
Airbus Helicopters H125 (AS 350B3e)
|Owner/operator:||Société LEI MOA|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Nîmes-Garons Airport, Gard 30 -
|Departure airport:||Annecy-Mont Blanc Airport (NCY/LFLP)|
|Destination airport:||Nîmes-Garons Airport (FNI/LFTW)|
|Investigating agency: ||BEA|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
Passing 1100 ft on the descent, about 5 NM northeast of Nîmes-Garons, the helicopter struck a bird that broke the canopy. The passenger sitting in the front left seat was injured and bleeding heavily. The bird probably hit him in the chest and splinters from the canopy caused head injuries. The pilot was not injured.
After the impact on the rear wall, the bird fell back on the controls.
The pilot monitored the engine parameters which remained nominal. He declared an emergency to the Nîmes controller and requested assistance on arrival.
The pilot was cleared to land on runway 18 by the controller. In order to minimize the time for the passenger to be picked up by the emergency services, he informed the controller that he planned to land directly on parking position P5. The landing took place without any problems and the passenger was evacuated.
The bird was identified as a red kite (0.8-1.3 kg)
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|Investigating agency: ||BEA |
|Report number: ||BEA2020-0294 |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
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