ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30376
Last updated: 21 August 2014
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Narrative:The helicopter dropped a load of 750 kg to a refuge located on the glacier at the head of the valley. The load was carried in a canvas bag attached to a sling. The bag gave way under the weight and the load fell. The pilot indicated that he then released the sling. He noted that the actions on the anti-torque rotor are ineffective and gained speed to maintain his flight to the aerodrome of Sallanches Mont Blanc.
Aérospatiale AS 350B3 Ecureuil
|Owner/operator:||Mont-Blanc Hélicoptères |
|C/n / msn:|| 3115|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Sallanches Mont Blanc Airfield, Sallanches, Haute-Savoie -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Sallanches Aerodrome (LFHZ)|
|Destination airport:||Sallanches Aerodrome (LFHZ)|
Arriving on the runway, the pilot reduced speed and noticed the helicopter yawing to the left. The aircraft struck a tree and crashed on the right skid. Examination of the wreckage found the sling tangled around the tail rotor.
Later repaired and returned to service; Sold 11.03.2008 to Russia, and re-registered as RA-04054 to Utair
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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