ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143875
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Narrative:Rolled over on takeoff near a mountain summit. The helicopter had just dropped off several skiers and guides on a mountain heli pad.
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Karifuridake Minamifurano Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
In this accident, it is highly probable that the helicopter rolled over in a state of dynamic roll-over during a liftoff, and sustained damage.
It is probable that the helicopter’s continued liftoff sequence with the right skid caught by an obstacle lead to a dynamic roll-over.
It is highly probable that nobody on the ground noticed the degraded helipad conditions contaminated by the obstacles probably the branches of creeping pines which had protruded through the snow surface and they caught the helicopter before liftoff.
As the pilot lacked sufficient knowledge and skills for snow-covered mountain top operations, it is possible that he failed to: pay special attention to the obstacles on the ground; ask an escort to check the obstacles when he aborted the liftoff sequence; and resumed the liftoff sequence making sure that the helicopter would not roll again after he suspended the takeoff operation.
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