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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151356
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1D Huey
Registration: HB-RXC
C/n / msn: 4732
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rüthi, Sankt Gallen -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Balzers
Destination airport:LSZR
After an engine problem, the pilot had to make an emergency landing. The helicopter than crashed in an allotment and was totally destroyed.
The aircraft touched down with the skids on the ground, was then catapulted into the air and eventually fell to the side. A cottage was also destroyed. All passengers were take to hospital, but had only minor injuries.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 506 issued 23 December 2016 by STSB to FOCA
Safety recommendation 507 issued 23 December 2016 by STSB to FOCA

Revision history:

21-Dec-2012 05:18 gerard57 Added
21-Dec-2012 05:28 gerard57 Updated [Registration]
21-Dec-2012 10:41 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]

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