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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164850
Last updated: 24 September 2017
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Date:26-OCT-1953
Time:15:54 LOC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G
Owner/operator:Swiss Helicopter AG
Registration: HB-XAG
C/n / msn: 668
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 km N of LSZB -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LSZB
Destination airport:LSZB
Narrative:
After a short flight in the region of Beren Airport the pilot made a go-around, turned right to over the Aare river, below tree-level and hit a 16'000 V cable. The helicopter crashed onto a river bank. The sky was covered by clouds, visibility was reduced. The cables were not marked, the pilot should not have flown below 500 feet AGL.

Sources:

Accident Report by Swiss Federal Office of Air Accident Investigation: Aero Revue 33(1958) Nr 4, 188-190


Revision history:

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