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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70448
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:20-OCT-2002
Time:15:24hrs
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Société Rectimo Air Transports
Registration: F-GXAT
C/n / msn: 1225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pralognan la Vanoise, Savoie department, Rhône-Alpes region -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chalet du Roc de la Pêche
Destination airport:Chambéry Aix-les-Bains Airport (LFLB)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Written of (destroyed) 20-10-2002 when crashed at Pralognan la Vanoise, Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region. All three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed. The helicopter was heading back to Chambéry Aix-les-Bains Airport, after landing at a cottage at Chalet du Roc de la Pêche, on a mountainside at an elevation of 1,900 metres (at approximate Geographic Coordinates 145°19 '40 "North, 6°41'29" East).

The accident resulted from an insufficient consideration of limitations performance of the helicopter to take off out of ground effect at high altitude.

Sources:

1. http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2002/f-at021020/pdf/f-at021020.pdf.
2. http://www.immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/immat/servlet/aeronef_liste.html
3. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refuge_du_Roc_de_la_P%C3%AAche


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2009 10:24 harro Added
02-Sep-2016 22:10 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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