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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215060
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Date:09-JAN-2018
Time:11:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3
Owner/operator:Habock Aviation
Registration: EC-JEA
C/n / msn: 3819
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Vall de Ruda, municipality of Naut Aran (Lleida) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Vielha (LEVH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The aircraft had taken off from the heliport of Vielha, in order to perform a heli-ski operation. During the final phase of the landing the main rotor blades hit the branches of a tree. The damage produced in the crash generated vibrations, which did not prevent the pilot from finishing the landing safely. The pilot was unharmed and could leave the aircraft by his own means, and gave notice of the event.

The aircraft had significant damage that affected the main rotor.

Sources:

http://www.mfom.es/MFOM/LANG_CASTELLANO/ORGANOS_COLEGIADOS/CIAIAC/INVESTIGACION/2018/A-002_2018.htm
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/accident-to-the-helicopter-as350-registered-ec-jea-on-09012018-in-the-vall-de-ruda-investigation/

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation REC 28/19 issued by CIAIAC to Habock Aviation

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of EC-JEA courtesy AirHistory.net


El Berriel (GCLB)
20 May 2008; (c) Derek Gaynor

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Sep-2018 14:03 Aerossurance Added
23-Nov-2018 21:10 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]
24-Nov-2018 08:35 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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