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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165957
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Date:01-MAY-2014
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Norðurflug (North Flight)
Registration: TF-HDW
C/n / msn: 3129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, South Iceland -   Iceland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:Fljótshlíð
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The helicopter pilot was attempting to land on a glacier when he suffered a height/depth perception illusion due to the white surroundings. The helicopter impacted the glacier and rolled over onto its side. The blades are all either broken or bent, the aircraft fuselage is badly dented, and the windows smashed, among other damage. The four occupants escaped injury.

Sources:

http://rnsa.is/media/3712/lokaskyrsla-um-flugslys-tf-hdw-a-eyjafjallajoekli-thann-1-mai-2014.pdf
https://icelandreview.com/news/2014/05/02/helicopter-crash-passengers-miracle-escape
http://rnsa.is/flug/slysa-og-atvikaskyrslur/2014/flugslys-tf-hdw-eurocopter-as350b2-a-eyjafjallajoekli/

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation M-00414 T01 issued 10 August 2017 by TSB Iceland to RNSA


Images:

Photo of TF-HDW courtesy AirHistory.net


Reykjavik (BIRK / RKV)
21 October 2008; (c) John Allan

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2014 08:19 Útila Added
04-May-2014 08:34 ecspotter Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
04-May-2014 08:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
18-Mar-2015 09:56 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Narrative]
15-Aug-2017 18:04 harro Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2018 21:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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