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Narrative:The second Jet Ranger to be registered in Switzerland was HB-XCL (s/n 8028 b/y 1968), Air Zermatt’s first helicopter.
Agusta-Bell AB 206
|C/n / msn:|| 8028|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Theodulgletscher (Theodul Glacier) -
|Departure airport:||Zermatt, Switzerland|
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.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|