Airprox Incident Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil N894NA, 29 Sep 2018
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Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Trans Aero
Registration: N894NA
MSN: 2904
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ski Apache, near Ruidoso, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Ski Apache, NM
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The helicopter was inbound to a high altitude landing site (c9,500ft), to pick up a patient, had a near miss with a zip wire and then suffered a high rate of descent, landed hard, bounced, slid down an embankment but stayed up right. The pilot was uninjured and the two medical personnel had minor injuries. The helicopter was recovered by road.


FAA preliminary (contains several unsupported assertions)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

06-Oct-2018 13:14 Aerossurance Added
06-Oct-2018 13:15 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Oct-2018 13:16 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
09-Oct-2018 15:57 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2021 12:57 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jan-2021 12:57 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
23-Jan-2021 13:13 Aerossurance Updated [Date, Time, Embed code]

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