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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237693
Last updated: 11 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Bigas Grup Helicopters
Registration: EC-EXE
C/n / msn: 1073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cubillo del CÚsar (Burgos) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Salas de los Infantes (Burgos)
Destination airport:Cubillo del CÚsar (Burgos)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
On Thursday June 25, 2020, at 09:40 a.m., the Bell 206B helicopter, registration EC-EXE, operated by Bigas Grup Helicopters, suffered an accident during the landing maneuver in Cubillo del CÚsar (Burgos). The helicopter had taken off from Salas de los Infantes (Burgos) 40 km away, with a pilot and two specialist technicians in order to carry out electrical line inspection work. After 1h 48 min of flight they went to Cubillo del CÚsar, where they had previously identified an unprepared terrain where to take the shot, with the intention of refueling and continuing with the work. According to the pilot's statement, during the execution of the approach maneuver there was a loss of effectiveness of the main rotor that led the helicopter to be placed at a very low altitude and with a high descent rate, impacting the terrain. The three people on board were unharmed and left the helicopter on their own. The helicopter resulted in damage to the rear of the fuselage, in particular to the underside of the vertical stabilizer, tail rotor, and skids.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

06-Jul-2020 15:08 cear2002 Added
06-Jul-2020 15:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Source]
06-Jul-2020 19:39 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2021 18:59 harro Updated [Time, Accident report]

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