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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31101
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Date:15-MAR-1997
Time:08:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 205A-1
Owner/operator:Heliflyg
Registration: SE-HSX
C/n / msn: 30187
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:South of lake Lofssjön, Härjedalen -   Sweden
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Härjedalen, Sweden
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter was lost in a fatal accident in Härjedalen, at 62:01N, 13:25E where the main rotor mast snapped due to fatigue stress cracks in the middle part of the mast. The helicopter had just taken off from a rig truck with a full liming bucket, and fell from approx 10 meters height when the mast separated. The main rotor the hit a crew trailer, killing one flight mechanic. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

Sources:

Flight International 15-21 April 1998
http://www.havkom.se//virtupload/reports/c1998e30.pdf
http://www.nordicrotors.com/SE-HSX#1
http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidents.aspx?acregn=SE-HSX


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
17-Jan-2009 11:04 harro Updated
31-Oct-2011 10:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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