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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178452
Last updated: 23 March 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Everjets (opf Autoridade Nacional de Protecção Civil
Registration: CS-HIA
C/n / msn: 3699
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lapa, Refoios de Cima, Arcos de Valdevez, Minho -   Portugal
Phase: Landing
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Arcos de Valdevez
Destination airport:Arcos de Valdevez
The helicopter was returning from a fire fighting operation at Valença.

While attempting to land with tail wind in gusty conditions the helicopter sank and despite the pilot efforts the tail rotor ended up striking the ground. Helicopter started to spin and crashed in a
local road.

The fuselage came to rest on its left hand side on a hillside. Two of the six occupants (1 pilot and five firemen) received minor injuries.


Revision history:

09-Aug-2015 14:59 Fusko Added
09-Aug-2015 15:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Aug-2015 18:09 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Source]
10-Aug-2015 19:56 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
18-Aug-2015 22:11 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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