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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214892
Last updated: 20 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Nord Helikopter AS
Registration: LN-OWE
MSN: 7578
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Kvamsdal, Masfjorden Municipality, Hordaland County -   Norway
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kvamsdal
Investigating agency: AIBN
The serious incident occurred during operations related to construction of a new power line. A total of four persons where on board; the commander, the loadmaster and two passengers to be transported to an operating site. At positioning of the helicopter during landing, the main rotary blades came in contact with a container.
The commander manouvered the helicopter away from the container. There were insignificant vibrations in the helicopter. The helicopter was controllable and therefore the commander decided to return to the departing site one to two minutes flight time away. After shutdown, it was found that the outermost part of all three main rotor blades was damaged. None of the persons sustained any injuries.
Since the previous landing, the landing site had changed considerably. The contractor had carried out work with an excavator at the landing site and physical obstacles were placed too close.

The AIBN believes that in this case the commander should not have accepted the reduced safety margins, and consequently refrained from landing.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

14 Dec 2014 LN-OWE Nord Helikopter AS 0 Flatoy, Hordaland min



Revision history:

31-Aug-2018 11:43 penu Added
31-Aug-2018 16:38 penu Updated [Cn, Source]
28-Jan-2019 08:04 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Damage]
26-Aug-2019 13:56 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2020 16:25 harro Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
11-Sep-2020 16:36 harro Updated [Accident report, Accident report, ]
24-Feb-2021 08:18 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code]

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