Accident Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri SP-HIT, 27 Jul 2006
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19575
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Time:12:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
Owner/operator:Atlas S.A.
Registration: SP-HIT
MSN: 1368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zgierz-Atlas heliport, Lodz -   Poland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Zgierz-Atlas heliport
Destination airport:Zgierz-Atlas heliport
Investigating agency: SCAAI Poland
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 27 June 2006 at 12.27 hrs (LT), a tourist helicopter pilot, a man aged 48, piloting a EUROCOPTER EC-120B Colibri helicopter, after a training flight en route, performed an approach manoeuvre to land in a place suitable for take-offs and landings on the premises of the Adhesives and Mortars Factory in Zgierz. After descending to an altitude of about 1.5 m above the ground, the pilot performed a hover and then an approach at this altitude to the place of touchdown on an asphalt surface. During the approach the helicopter spontaneously rotated to the left and collided with the ground on the right side.
The helicopter was damaged, the pilot and passenger exited the helicopter uninjured.
Piloting technique error of overstretching the nose rotor while the helicopter was hovering on landing, resulting in an uncontrolled contact with the ground surface.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCAAI Poland
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-May-2008 11:59 signaal Added
11-Mar-2013 04:25 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2013 04:38 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Source]
11-Mar-2013 07:34 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport]
11-Oct-2021 16:50 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report]
11-Oct-2021 16:51 harro Updated [Date]

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