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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197609
Last updated: 25 December 2019
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Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135P1
Owner/operator:Alpine Air Ambulance (TCS)
Registration: HB-ZJE
C/n / msn: 6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Grenchen Airport -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Grenchen (LSZG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: SUST Switzerland
A Eurocopter EC135P1 helicopter (HB-ZJE) was departing from Grenchen Airport (LSZG) at the time another helicopter, D-HMGD, was arriving. The EC135's rotor downwash caused at least one rotor blade of D-HMGD to strike the rear fuselage, causing substantial damage.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SUST Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of HB-ZJE courtesy

Payerne (LSMP)
30 August 2014; (c) Tom Cole

Revision history:

10-Dec-2018 11:08 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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