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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228755
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Date:05-SEP-2019
Time:c. 16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Helibravo
Registration: CS-HFT
C/n / msn: 2097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sobrado, Valongo -   Portugal
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Valongo - private helipad
Destination airport:Valongo - private helipad
Narrative:
An Aerospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil crashed after clipping some powerlines. The pilot (36) died.
The victim is the Fire-Commander of the Cete Firefighters, and an Air Force pilot.

Sources:

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/wires/ap/article-7432297/Portugal-Private-firefighting-chopper-crashes-pilot-dies.html
https://www.portugalresident.com/2019/09/05/one-dead-as-firefighting-helicopter-explodes-after-colliding-with-overhead-cables/
https://www.publico.pt/2019/09/05/sociedade/noticia/acidente-helicoptero-combatia-incendio-valongo-1885652 .
https://algarvedailynews.com/news/16966-one-firefighter-dead-in-helicopter-accident-whilst-fighting-fire-in-valongo
https://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/alerta-cm--aeronave-de-combate-a-incendios-cai-em-valongo?https://observador.pt/2019/09/05/aviao-de-combate-aos-incendio-cai-em-valongo/
ref=DET_Relacionadas
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/web_db_edit.php?id=228755
https://www.dn.pt/DNMultimedia/DOCS+PDFS/i007115.pdf

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Helibravo/Aerospatiale-AS-350B-2-Ecureuil/1634705/L (photo)



http://www.htahelicopteros.com/as350b2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Sep-2019 17:42 gerard57 Added
05-Sep-2019 18:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2019 19:27 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2019 20:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
05-Sep-2019 20:20 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2019 20:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Sep-2019 20:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Sep-2019 22:13 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Embed code]
06-Sep-2019 05:54 JFigueiredo Updated [Source, Embed code]
06-Sep-2019 09:27 greenironfist Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator]
06-Sep-2019 10:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 12:35 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2019 13:00 Zanik Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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