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Last updated: 18 December 2018
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Date:02-JUL-2012
Time:17:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic W3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Swidnik W-3AM Sokól
Owner/operator:INAER
Registration: EC-JUN
C/n / msn: 370804
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Yátova, not far from Valencia, near the Forata reservoir -   Spain
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Daroca, Zaragoza
Destination airport:Daroca, Zaragoza
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
Two fire-fighting helicopters crashed on Monday 2 July 2012 whilst assisting in tackling the forest fire at Cortes de Pallás, resulting in the death of one of the pilots.
The helicopters involved were a Sokol PZL W-3A (EC-JUN) and a Bell 412 (EC-KSJ).

The specialist aircraft on contract to the Brigadas de Refuerzo de Incendios Forestales (BRIF), was based in the Zaragoza town of Daroca and the accident occurred in the town of Yátova, not far from Valencia, near the Forata reservoir.

The investigation is ongoing but loss of power from no1 engine under investigation.

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.theleader.info/article/35002/spain/national/pilot-killed-tacking-forest-fire/]
http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM/LANG_CASTELLANO/ORGANOS_COLEGIADOS/CIAIAC/RECIENTES1.htm

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-(Hispanica-de/PZL-Swidnik-W-3AM-Sokol/1180670/&sid=25878067989224a7e70881f260006244 (picture of the helicopter)
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.altair.com.pl/start-8231]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jul-2012 12:53 gerard57 Added
02-Jul-2012 12:57 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Jul-2012 04:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
04-Jul-2012 01:33 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jul-2012 01:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jul-2012 10:30 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Source]
07-Jul-2012 09:28 Anon. Updated [Source]
14-Aug-2014 06:00 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]

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