Accident Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil I-REMY,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33009
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Date:Sunday 23 January 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Eli Alpi Srl
Registration: I-REMY
MSN: 1293
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Epinel di Cogne, Aosta -   Italy
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Epinel
Destination airport:Aosta
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Sortie), as the helicopter took, off after rescuing skier Liliana Ambrose, 27, who had suffered a fracture of the femur, the helicopter skids were caught up on a farm cableway. Despite the attempt by the pilot Antonio Orazi, 39, a former Air Force pilot Lightweight Army with assets of more than 3800 hours of flight, the helicopter was lost. Because of the backlash, the tail engine disintegrated, and the aircraft went into autorotation.

All four on board killed - the aforementioned pilot, and rescued skier, the mechanic on board Barutti Renzo, 35, and the Medical orderly Silvio Stefenelli, 38.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2010 13:30 Anon. Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
02-Nov-2010 07:52 Anon. Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
02-Nov-2010 08:45 Anon. Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
29-Nov-2010 06:58 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
07-Feb-2012 13:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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