Accident Kaman K-1200 K-Max HB-ZVM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241106
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Date:Wednesday 9 September 2020
Time:c. 15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic KMAX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Kaman K-1200 K-Max
Owner/operator:Rotex Helicopter AG
Registration: HB-ZVM
MSN: A94-0050
Year of manufacture:2019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Zermatt -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Meiggra
Destination airport:Meiggra
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A helicopter carrying material hit a van between Täsch and Zermatt, Switzerland as it was landing.
Nobody was injured

The accident was caused by the collision of the rotating main rotor with a pick-up truck whose parking position was changed without warning.
The inexperience of a flight assistant probably contributed to the accident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: ex.N1200Q. (photo)


Revision history:

09-Sep-2020 19:45 harro Added
09-Sep-2020 19:50 harro Updated [Embed code]
09-Sep-2020 20:43 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
09-Sep-2020 20:47 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
09-Sep-2020 21:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2020 02:18 RobertMB Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
10-Sep-2020 22:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
11-Sep-2020 12:25 A.J.Scholten Updated [Source, Embed code]
19-Jan-2021 17:58 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
02-Mar-2021 17:53 rudy Updated [[Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]]

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