ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204940
Last updated: 10 September 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:23-JAN-2018
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135P2+
Owner/operator:DRF Luftrettung
Registration: D-HDRV
C/n / msn: 0808
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Philippsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
Destination airport:Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
Narrative:
A Eurocopter EC 135P2+ helicopter and a Piper PA-28 aircraft both impacted the ground following a mid-air collision near Philippsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Both occupants on board each aircraft suffered fatal injuries.

The helicopter, operated by HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung, was performing a training-flight from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport. The Piper PA-28, belonged to a flight school at Basel, Switzerland and was performing a flight from Basel in the direction of Speyer.

The pilot of the Piper was informed by the tower in Speyer that in the approach area an EC135 carries out a flight training. The visibility was clear and cloudless at the altitude of the collision.

Sources:

https://www.ka-news.de/region/bruchsal/Bruchsal~/Flugunglueck-bei-Philippsburg-Vier-Tote-Ursache-ungeklaert;art6011,2177716
http://www.dw.com/en/helicopter-light-aircraft-collide-in-southwestern-germany/a-42271947
German Television SWR, Landesschau Baden-Württemberg, 24.01.18, 19:44


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2018 16:14 Geno Added
23-Jan-2018 17:24 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Jan-2018 17:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jan-2018 17:34 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2018 17:35 Copi Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2018 20:13 Floroy Updated [Registration, Source]
23-Jan-2018 20:25 flyflyfly Updated [Time, Cn, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 06:59 jmiles Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 08:39 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
24-Jan-2018 09:26 oldi Updated [Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 09:33 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 12:06 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 19:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
24-Jan-2018 19:30 jmiles Updated [Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description