Accident Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil HB-ZCZ,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 382298
 
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Tuesday 2 April 2024
Time:c. 09:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Air-Glaciers SA
Registration: HB-ZCZ
MSN: 3434
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Petit Combin mountain, VS -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Petit Combin mountain, VS
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil crashed while landing on the northern slope of the 3,668 m Petit Combin mountain, Valais, during a heli-skiing flight.

On board the helicopter were a pilot, a mountain guide and his four customers. Three occupants were rescued.
Three persons are confirmed to have died: the pilot and two passengers.

The helicopter was destroyed.

The cause is under investigation.

Sources:

https://www.bild.de/news/ausland/news-ausland/am-petit-combin-helikopter-in-schweizer-alpen-abgestuerzt-87728800.bild.html
https://www.polizei-schweiz.ch/helikopterabsturz-am-petit-combin-drei-personen-verstorben-drei-weitere-verletzt/
https://www.lenouvelliste.ch/news-1376785?native

https://app02.bazl.admin.ch/web/bazl/en/#/lfr/detail/HB-ZCZ-27299

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/1453242_1708282219.jpg (photo)


History of this aircraft

Ex F-WQDG

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
11 March 2019 HB-ZCZ Air-Glaciers 0 Barrage de Tseuzier, 5 km nord-ouest de Crans-Montana min
Collision with pole or wires

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Apr-2024 12:24 gerard57 Added
02-Apr-2024 12:41 maquedaa Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2024 14:44 ASN Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2024 14:46 ASN Updated [Narrative, Category]
02-Apr-2024 14:52 ASN Updated [Operator]
02-Apr-2024 16:37 Romain Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
02-Apr-2024 16:37 ASN Updated [Location, Nature]
02-Apr-2024 16:38 ASN Updated [Operator]
02-Apr-2024 17:28 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Destination airport]
02-Apr-2024 18:10 Anon. Updated [Operator]
03-Apr-2024 05:42 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
03-Apr-2024 05:45 RobertMB Updated [Category]
03-Apr-2024 06:59 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
14-Apr-2024 11:42 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org