ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161762
Last updated: 24 February 2017
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Narrative:The aircraft took off on a mission to monitor sources of fire in the region. Thirty minutes into flight, the aircraft was at an altitude of 2000ft AGL and at a speed of 100 KIAS, when the warning light indicating iron-dust in the engine illuminated. This was followed by a strong noise, and the engine stalled. During the emergency landing, the aircraft had a tendency to capsize, wich was counteracted by the pilot by means of the collective. As a result of this action, however, the main rotor blades ended up hitting the tail boom, severing the transmission shaft, with severe damage to the helicopter.
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
|Owner/operator:||Henrimar Táxi Aéreo|
|C/n / msn:|| 2964|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Cotegipe , Bahia -
|Phase:|| En route|
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