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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145697
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Time:21:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Astro
Owner/operator:HeliPro Oy (operator) Procopter Oy (owner)
Registration: OH-HZH
C/n / msn: 0254
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rasivaara, Juuka, 23 NM North from EFJO -   Finland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Juuka, FI
Destination airport:
A Robinson R44 Astro was sawing (limbing) trees near powerline, when engine power was lost and the helicopter fell amongst the trees. Pilot got minor wounds, but walked away from helicopter and was taken to hospital for treatment. Helicopter was completely destroyed.

The probable cause of the accident was that the pilot focused too much attention on the sawing conditions along the next power line section and to the saw hanging under the helicopter. This reduced his situational awareness and led to an incorrect assessment of the prevailing flight conditions, as a result of which he used a control technique not suitable for the situation.


Safety Investigation Authority, Finland: (photo)


Photo of OH-HZH courtesy

Helsinki - Malmi (EFHF / HEM)
7 November 2010; (c) Juhani Sipilš

Revision history:

18-May-2012 07:34 Korbe Added
18-May-2012 08:45 RobertMB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
07-Jun-2012 18:50 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Source]
01-Nov-2013 07:01 Anon. Updated [Source, Photo, ]
01-Nov-2013 19:07 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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