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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194290
Last updated: 17 July 2021
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Date:15-MAR-2017
Time:c. 19:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-GPPH
MSN: 3661
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lissac-et-Mouret, Lot -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS/LFBI)
Destination airport:Lissac-et-Mouret
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Crashed in open field during approch to private helipad.

The accident resulted either from the pilot's decision to undertake part of the flight at very low altitude at night, when external visual references were difficult to acquire, or from his focus on external surveillance in an attempt to find visual cues at the expense of his instruments, particularly his altitude as he approached his home and landing area.

Sources:

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2017/03/17/2537579-le-pilote-decede-dans-le-crash-de-son-helico.html
BEA
https://ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170316X00729&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2017 21:08 annex13 Added
18-Mar-2017 21:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
23-Mar-2017 17:35 rotorspot Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
24-Mar-2017 14:33 CTYONE Updated [Registration, Cn]
24-Mar-2017 20:22 annex13 Updated [Departure airport, Source]
14-Apr-2017 14:46 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]
24-Jan-2019 15:48 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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