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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248379
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Date:11-FEB-2021
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 365N3 Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Pilote Le Havre
Registration: F-GYLH
C/n / msn: 6760
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:off Le Harve -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Offshore
Departure airport:Le Harve
Destination airport:Le Harve
Narrative:
The BEA say: "The pilot and a winch operator embarked two marine pilots to drop them off on ships at sea.

Shortly after takeoff, passing 700 ft, the autopilot's heading hold mode is engaged but not the altitude hold mode. The helicopter started descending. The crew did not hear the radio altitude alarms emitted at 500 and 300 ft. One of the passengers alerted the crew of the low flying height.

The pilot regained altitude and the crew continued the mission without further event. The minimum height noted by the pilot is 60 ft."

Sources:

https://bea.aero/les-enquetes/evenements-notifies/detail/incident-grave-de-lairbus-as365-immatricule-f-gylh-survenu-le-11-02-2021-au-large-du-havre-76/
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/serious-incident-to-the-airbus-as365-registered-f-gylh-on-11-02-2021-off-the-coast-of-le-havre/


Images:

Photo of F-GYLH courtesy AirHistory.net


Le Havre - Octeville (LFOH / LEH)
5 May 2012; (c) Michiel van Herten

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2021 15:28 Aerossurance Added
01-Mar-2021 15:28 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
01-Mar-2021 15:45 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
01-Mar-2021 16:06 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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