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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213539
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:27-JUN-2018
Time:13:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412EP
Owner/operator:Babcock International Group
Registration: EC-KVC
C/n / msn: 36469
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Soto del Real -   Spain
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1:50 p.m., the aircraft Bell 412EP, registration EC-KVC, performed emergency medical service operations in Soto del Real (Madrid).
During the landing, the main rotor blades impacted branches of a tree. The crew made a visual inspection, and after assessing only superficial damage continued the operation. During the next flight there were vibrations, so a landing was made as a precaution and to carry out a new inspection of the blades, transferring the patient to a ground ambulance. After this it was decided to return to the base, not appreciating significant damage.
During the return journey the vibrations continued, and once in the base, significant damage was detected in the blades, so the helicopter was out of service.

Sources:

http://www.fomento.es/MFOM/LANG_CASTELLANO/ORGANOS_COLEGIADOS/CIAIAC/INVESTIGACION/2018/A-027_2018.htm

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of EC-KVC courtesy AirHistory.net


Madrid outskirts [ Off-Airport ]
1 September 2019; (c) Sir Hofma

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2018 16:49 harro Added
06-Mar-2019 20:19 harro Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Accident report, ]

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