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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221950
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Time:15:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Clipper II
Registration: LN-ORH
C/n / msn: 12553
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Røldalsfjellet -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Røldal skisenter
Destination airport:Karmøy
The helicopter took off from Røldal skisenter around 15:20 local time and was going to Karmøy.
The police in Bergen alerted the rescue center at Sør 21:53 of a possible missing helicopter.
The wreckage of the missing helicopter was located in mountainous terrain at Røldalsfjellet around 3:00 in the morning just 2,5 kms from where if took off.
Two deceased people, a man and a woman, were found in the wreckage.
The ELT did not activate.
Another helicopter from Fonnafly was in the area just before the accident but left the area because of bad weather and poor visibility.

A video camera was mounted in the helicopter documenting the flight. The video shows that shortly after departure, the helicopter flew into an area with low clouds and poor visibility. Eventually the commander turned, but the visual references disappeared completely and the helicopter came out of control. Five minutes after departure, the helicopter crashed into a steep mountain side and the two on board perished immediately.

The commander was inexperienced. He had flown a total of 77 hours, including 60 hours at a helicopter pilot training center in the United States. The commander was aware that the flying conditions were poor.

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

18-Feb-2019 07:10 flygfantast Added
18-Feb-2019 08:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 09:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 11:34 whiteshark Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 16:32 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 16:33 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
18-Feb-2019 20:24 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
19-Feb-2019 13:30 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
20-Feb-2019 06:51 whiteshark Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2019 06:24 asyl Updated [Operator, Source]
21-Jun-2020 16:32 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
21-Jun-2020 17:22 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]

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