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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199349
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Date:03-SEP-2017
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta A109BA
Owner/operator:Belgian Air Component
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:between Amay and Tihange -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot of the helicopter fell (jumped?) from the aircraft (1000 meters altitude) without parachute during an exhibition. The helicopter flew without doors. The co-pilot landed the aircraft safely.

The pilot's body was found the 4 september in a large wooded area near Tihange.

According to the public prosecutor's department, the co-pilot asserted that the pilot took care of the dropping of three parachutists and that he looked outside, because the jump took place near the nuclear power plant of Tihange. The pilot verified that the parachutists do not take themselves in the high-tension lines. And when the co-pilot turned the head to the pilot (who did not carry a parachute), he saw that he was not here any more there and that the door was opened.

Sources:

https://www.rtl.be/info/regions/liege/drame-a-amay-un-militaire-tombe-d-un-helicoptere-lors-d-une-journee-porte-ouverte-949782.aspx
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/1.3059741#
https://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/liege/detail_toujours-aucune-trace-du-pilote-d-helicoptere-tombe-en-plein-vol-a-amay-les-recherches-reprennent?id=9699502


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Sep-2017 19:47 Iceman 29 Added
03-Sep-2017 19:57 harro Updated [Operator]
03-Sep-2017 20:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
03-Sep-2017 20:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
03-Sep-2017 21:54 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
03-Sep-2017 21:55 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
04-Sep-2017 06:27 Chieftain Updated [Location, Narrative]
04-Sep-2017 07:57 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Sep-2017 10:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2017 15:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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