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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241245
Last updated: 12 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Helitrans AS
Registration: LN-OPA
C/n / msn: 3589
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brettesnes i Lofoten -   Norway
Phase: Landing
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIBN
The aircraft accident occured during landing. A bigbag filled with equipment was placed on the ground. When the helicopter was 1 m from touch down, the commander saw the bigbag in the air. The bigbag was drawn into the main rotor. The helicopter started to vibrate substantially. The commander managed to land, shutdown the engine and escape the helicopter. A ground person, assisting the commander, had already escaped. No injuries.
The vibrations caused substantial structure damages.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

12-Sep-2020 15:47 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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