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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207982
Last updated: 19 June 2021
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Date:19-MAR-2018
Time:10:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Kazbegi Helicopters
Registration: 4L-AVK
MSN: 7126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Gudauri -   Georgia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Four passengers and one pilot were injured when their helicopter rolled over while landing on snow. The helicopter caught fire.

Conclusion from final report:
The accident was caused by the impact of the external factors on the helicopter (the strong turbulent flow of the wind), which led to the loss of helicopter management efficiency.

Sources:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/british-couple-survive-helicopter-crash-in-georgia_2471244.html
http://www.gcaa.ge/eng/reestri.php
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/accident-to-the-helicopter-airbus-as350-registered-4l-avk-and-operated-by-aviaservice-on-19032018/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Mar-2018 15:29 Black Typhoon Added
21-Mar-2018 15:35 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
21-Mar-2018 15:35 harro Updated [Narrative]
21-Mar-2018 16:14 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Mar-2018 08:49 houser747 Updated [Cn, Source]
29-Mar-2018 18:56 harro Updated [Registration, Total occupants, Source]
06-Jan-2019 13:20 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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