Incident Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil TF-HDW, 01 May 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165957
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Norðurflug (North Flight)
Registration: TF-HDW
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
Departure airport:Fljótshlíð
Destination airport:?
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


Safety recommendations:

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

Revision history:

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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