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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20908
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Date:06-OCT-2005
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2
Owner/operator:Heliswiss Ibérica S.A.
Registration: EC-ILD
C/n / msn: 2598
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Barranco de Rio Seta, Collado la Segueta-Rioseta in Canfranc (Huesca) -   Spain
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Coll de Ladrones, Aragon, Spain
Destination airport:Coll de Ladrones, Aragon, Spain
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The helicopter was returning after dropping off a load on a mountain (Pico de Aguila, at 2,096 metres elevation). The sling was still attached, without a load. The sling damaged controls causing the helicopter to become uncontrollable. It struck terrain, and was written off (damaged beyond repair). The pilot (sole person on board) survived, but was seriously injured.

Sources:

1. CIAIAC Boletín informativo 01/2008
2. http://www.fomento.gob.es/NR/rdonlyres/842E7E98-E0E8-4F96-B030-5D95B11EC6C7/36144/2005_060_A_ENG.pdf
3. https://flickr.com/photos/jordi757/2947167710/
4. http://www.swissheli.com/history/hb-xuu.htm

AS 350B2 EC-ILD, Off-Airport at Pas de la Casa, Andorra, September 30, 2003

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2008 12:03 harro Added
14-Jul-2014 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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