Accident Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil HB-ZES,
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Date:Wednesday 14 February 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Swift Copters SA opb Eagle Valais SA
Registration: HB-ZES
MSN: 3657
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Val d'Anniviers, Niouc region, VS -   Switzerland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Niouc
Destination airport:Niouc
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil helicopter, HB-ZES, was destroyed when it clipped a powerline and crashed in the Val d'Anniviers, Niouc region, Valais.
The pilot was injured.

The helicopter carried out aerial work and was engaged in working on pressure pipelines and valves in the area.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA2024-0046
Status: Preliminary report
Report: Preliminary report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
3 August 2010 HB-ZES Eagle Helicopter AG 0 Zollikofen sub


Revision history:

14-Feb-2024 10:30 gerard57 Added
14-Feb-2024 12:39 ASN Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Category]
14-Feb-2024 12:46 ASN Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2024 15:23 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
14-Feb-2024 15:33 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
14-Feb-2024 18:01 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Source]
14-Feb-2024 18:17 ASN Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2024 19:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative, Category]
14-Feb-2024 21:39 RobertMB Updated [Location, Narrative]
15-Feb-2024 09:45 geni Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]
19-Feb-2024 21:29 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
01-Mar-2024 09:21 ASN Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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