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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169550
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Date:05-SEP-2014
Time:11:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R-44 Clipper II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: OY-HRG
C/n / msn: 11709
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sea between Sjælland and Samsø -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sjælland
Destination airport:Samsø
Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
Narrative:
During flight back towards an area with assumed better visual weather conditions, the pilot was probably exposed to spatial disorientation, which caused the pilot to unknowingly lower the helicopter's nose and thereby the helicopter's direction of flight.
The helicopter hit the sea surface at forward speed at a downward flight angle of approx. 45 degrees.
The accident occurred in daylight and under marginal visual weather conditions (VMC).

Sources:

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/tre-fundet-doede-efter-helikopterstyrt-ved-samsoe
https://ekstrabladet.dk/112/article5003502.ece
https://www.yahoo.com/3-confirmed-dead-in-denmark-helicopter-crash/
https://ekstrabladet.dk/112/article5004897.ece
http://cphpost.dk/news/helicopter-crash-leaves-three-dead-and-one-missing.html
https://havarikommissionen.dk/media/9535/l_2014_havari_510-2014-276_oyhrg_helikopter_samsoe-baelt.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Sep-2014 13:17 asyl Added
05-Sep-2014 14:50 Battler Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Plane category]
05-Sep-2014 15:00 asyl Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
05-Sep-2014 15:00 harro Updated [Total fatalities]
05-Sep-2014 15:17 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
05-Sep-2014 16:12 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Sep-2014 18:27 Battler Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
06-Sep-2014 11:31 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2014 16:08 asyl Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2014 20:55 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 15:54 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2021 09:42 Anon. Updated [Source]
01-Mar-2021 09:45 harro Updated [Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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