Accident Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri CS-HEX,
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Date:Wednesday 18 December 2013
Time:14:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Owner/operator:Heliportugal, Lda.
Registration: CS-HEX
MSN: 1183
Year of manufacture:2000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Vale D'Agua, Monchique -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Monchique heliport
Destination airport:Monchique heliport
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
After one hour of flight time and after some working manoeuvres in checking power lines for the
electric company in Portugal EDP at low altitude in the Monchique valleys, were the purpose of the accident leg of the flight was to position the helicopter for a subsequent verification of a new power line in the bottom of the valley. The pilot started a turn to initiate the reposition, and strikes a high power voltage lines in the top of the hill causing an uncontrolled fall of the helicopter until hitting the ground, The surface weather on the day /time of the accident was no factor to the cause of the crash.


Revision history:

18-Dec-2013 17:56 jff Added
18-Dec-2013 18:28 jff Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
18-Dec-2013 18:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Nature, Damage]
18-Dec-2013 19:01 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
02-Jan-2014 10:27 Alpine Flight Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Jan-2015 07:01 jfigueiredo Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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