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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215060
Last updated: 5 June 2021
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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
MSN: 3819
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
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
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.


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

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


Photo of EC-JEA courtesy

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

Revision history:

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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