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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161762
Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Henrimar Táxi Aéreo
Registration: PT-YSS
C/n / msn: 2964
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cotegipe , Bahia -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft took off on a mission to monitor sources of fire in the region. Thirty minutes into flight, the aircraft was at an altitude of 2000ft AGL and at a speed of 100 KIAS, when the warning light indicating iron-dust in the engine illuminated. This was followed by a strong noise, and the engine stalled. During the emergency landing, the aircraft had a tendency to capsize, wich was counteracted by the pilot by means of the collective. As a result of this action, however, the main rotor blades ended up hitting the tail boom, severing the transmission shaft, with severe damage to the helicopter.


Revision history:

29-Oct-2013 20:12 Alpine Flight Added
07-Nov-2013 20:04 cleberjc Updated [Location, Source]

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