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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161762
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:12-OCT-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Henrimar Táxi Aéreo
Registration: PT-YSS
C/n / msn: 2964
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Cotegipe , Bahia -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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.

Sources:

http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2013/2013.semaine.43.pdf
http://helihub.com/2013/10/12/12-oct-13-pt-yss-eurocopter-as350b2-cotegipe-brazil/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Oct-2013 20:12 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
07-Nov-2013 20:04 cleberjc Updated [Location, Source]

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