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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231137
Last updated: 1 July 2020
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Time:19:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Helinet Aviation Services LLC opf ABC7
Registration: N71HD
C/n / msn: 3849
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:over Los Angeles, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
An AS 350B2 news helicopter, AIR7 HD, suffered an in-flight collision with an object, believed to be a drone, while flying over downtown Los Angeles.
The pilot made a forced landing. Damage was observed to the leading edge of the right-hand horizontal stabilizer.
The helicopter was flying at an altitude of around 1100 feet.

Probable Cause: an inflight collision with a hard object of polycarbonate construction, with size and features consistent with that of a small UAS (drone).

ASN Drone Database:

Revision history:

05-Dec-2019 08:08 harro Added
05-Dec-2019 08:14 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
05-Dec-2019 08:40 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Dec-2019 10:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Dec-2019 13:41 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
05-Dec-2019 21:10 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
01-Jul-2020 15:37 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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