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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33812
Last updated: 20 September 2017
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Date:12-MAR-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206
Owner/operator:Air Zermatt
Registration: HB-XCL
C/n / msn: 8028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Theodulgletscher (Theodul Glacier) -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Zermatt, Switzerland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The second Jet Ranger to be registered in Switzerland was HB-XCL (s/n 8028 b/y 1968), Air Zermatt’s first helicopter.

This aircraft started its flying activity in the famous Valaisan resort in April 1968 piloted by Günther Amann. It was mainly used for passenger and freight transportation as well as search and rescue flights.

However the service period of this helicopter was short lived when on 12th of March 1969 it rolled over on the Theodul glacier (3’340 m) during a mountain landing characterized by adverse weather conditions.

Sources:

http://www.heli-archive.ch/en/helicopters/focus-on-the-helicopter/agusta-bell-206a-jet-ranger/
http://www.heli-archive.ch/en/companies/air-zermatt/
http://www.swissheli.com/history/hb-xcl.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-Nov-2011 04:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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