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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245046
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:16-NOV-2020
Time:10:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus Helicopters H145
Owner/operator:Eliance Helicopters
Registration: EC-MJK
MSN: 20055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Piera, Barcelona -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Taulí­ Hospital, Sabadell, Barcelona
Destination airport:Piera, Barcelona
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The aircraft left the Taulí­ Hospital in Sabadell to provide an emergency medical service to a resident of the town of Piera, in Barcelona. Along with the pilot in the aircraft was a technical crew member and a medical team composed of a doctor and a nurse.
While performing the landing maneuver on a sloping terrain, the rotor blades hit the upper cable cutter of the helicopter, tearing it off.
The occupants were unharmed and the helicopter showed damage to the cable cutter itself which detached from the aircraft, taking away part of the helicopter's lining, and the breakage of one of the windshield panes. One of the aircraft's blades was damaged.

Cause: Landing contrary to the procedures, in a confined area with a slope that exceeded the established limits.

Sources:

https://www.mitma.gob.es/organos-colegiados/ciaiac/investigacion/2020/in-045-2020
Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/h145-hems-slope-recce-accident

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

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2020 20:05 harro Added
19-Nov-2020 20:06 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 18:15 rudy Updated [Source]
25-Jul-2021 14:38 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]
31-Jul-2021 10:26 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
31-Jul-2021 10:42 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
31-Jul-2021 10:43 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code]

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