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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83539
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:16-SEP-1981
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Säntis Heli AG
Registration: HB-XLW
C/n / msn: 1325
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St.Antönien Ascharina, Swiss canton of Graubünden -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:St.Antönien Ascharina, Swiss canton of Graubünden
Destination airport:St.Antönien Ascharina, Swiss canton of Graubünden
Narrative:
Ex-D-HECU: re-registered in Switzerland 15.12.80 as HB-XLW. Written off 16.9.81 when crashed at St. Antönien Ascharina, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The cargo rope came into the rear rotor. Pilot made an emergency landing and helicopter flipped to the side. It was destroyed. The pilot had substantial injuries. Registration HB-XLW cancelled 26.10.82 (over one year later)

Sources:

1. http://www.sust.admin.ch/pdfs/AV-berichte//1051.pdf
2. http://www.swissheli.com/history/hb-xlw.htm
3. http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/se350show.asp?start=301&count=50
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascharina
5. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=46314
6. http://bernairnewsfromthearchive2.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/hb-xlw-as350b-jan81.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2010 11:31 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
28-Jun-2014 20:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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