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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24689
Last updated: 1 August 2021
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Date:04-SEP-1999
Time:17:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Loxxia Lease SA
Registration: F-GFMX
MSN: 8305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vichères, Eure-et-Loire -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Le Ferte Alais (LFAS)
Destination airport:Vernouillet Airport, Brou, Eure-et-Loire
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Saturday, September 4, 1999, the pilot of the helicopter Agusta-Bell 206 B registered F-GFMX off at 07:00 am at La Ferte-Alais (91) with four passengers and 52 US gallons of fuel to Brou (28). Flights from day consist of several stages with stops in helipads with different owners have authorized the use. To each stop passengers disembarked to make room for others. All Fuel supplements are made with the transported kerosene in barrels per vehicle chartered by the company owner of the device.

The activity of this day is described in the table "Activity of the day consumption and fuel management". It was at the end of the ninth rotation, being on a final approach helipad, the engine stops.

Judging that it would fail to achieve a safe auto-rotation landing, the helicopter is too low, the pilot made the decision to try to land at the location originally planned. He pushes the cyclic pitch control to forward. The unit immediately loses altitude and struck the ground violently at Vichères, Eure-et-Loire (at approximate co-ordinates: 48°16′10″N, 0°54′49″E)

Slightly injured, the driver managed to free himself from the wreckage. The three injured passengers remain in the unit. They will be freed by rescue immediately alerted by a witness

Registration F-GFMX cancelled by the relevant authorities on 29 December 2011

Sources:

1. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=23430
2. http://www.bea.aero/docspa/1999/f-mx990904/pdf/f-mx990904.pdf
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20120928112413/http://www.immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr:80/immat/servlet/aeronef_liste.html;jsessionid=39731D90E40133F1003D2D65DE61C2B8

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2015 14:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 14:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 14:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location]
12-Apr-2015 14:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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