ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76043
Last updated: 1 September 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:05-AUG-2010
Time:12:50pm LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger II
Owner/operator:Bellavia
Registration: SX-HEV
C/n / msn: 1468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kastellakia, Rethumnon, Crete -   Greece
Phase: Approach
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kastellakia, Rethumnon, Crete
Narrative:
The helicopter was being used to clean insulators on a high-voltage power line. According to press reports, as the helicopter was descending to land during the operation, its high-pressure water boom became caught on a low-voltage line. The pilot attempted to clear the boom but, during these manoeuvres, the helicopter's skids apparently also became caught up and control was lost. Both occupants received serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

Sources:

http://www.naftemporiki.gr/news/cstory.asp?id=1851637
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2010/08/05/helicopter-crash-in-rethumnon-crete/
https://www.greekhelicopters.gr/helos/?p=2744
Accident photo (remark: former registration OY-HBF was still applied at the underside!)
http://www.airpics.net/UserFiles/pics/large/SX-HEV-Bell-206B-JetRanger-Untitled/3450/3403l.jpg (photo, during a same operation as when the accident took place)
http://aaiasb.gr/en/-2013/334-012013.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2010 07:12 nikitas Added
05-Aug-2010 08:11 nikitas Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants]
05-Aug-2010 08:20 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Nature, Source]
05-Aug-2010 08:34 nikitas Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Source]
05-Aug-2010 09:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Aug-2010 15:29 nikitas Updated [Source]
05-Aug-2010 20:06 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Aug-2010 05:21 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
10-Aug-2010 20:44 RobertMB Updated [Source]
10-Aug-2010 20:48 RobertMB Updated [Location]
18-Aug-2014 17:41 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2016 00:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Sep-2016 00:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description