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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155620
Last updated: 11 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Fonnafly AS
Registration: LN-OVO
C/n / msn: 4249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Röldal skisenter -   Norway
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIBN
The helicopter was used to transport crew that participated in the Rĝldal Freeride 2013 alpine skiing arrangement. The flight started at the Hordatun Hotel, with five persons on board. As the helicopter ascended along the ski slope, a steep 360 degree turn was executed. Near the completion of the turn the helicopter came too low and hit the ground.

No one on board were seriously injuried. The helicopter was destroyed.

Based on this investigation, the SHT is of the opinion that the accident with LN-OVO is a consequence misjudgement during abrupt maneuvering at low altitude. Breathalyzer tests carried out by the police indicates that the commander may have been under the influence of alcohol, which, if that was the case, would have influenced negatively on his decisions and performance. The SHT has not found any technical malfunctions with the helicopter that could explain the accident.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Apr-2013 08:28 asyl Added
27-Apr-2013 16:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]
29-Apr-2013 22:25 Anon. Updated [Damage]
24-Sep-2016 08:54 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2016 08:54 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
11-Sep-2020 18:55 harro Updated [Time, Accident report, Accident report, ]

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