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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162240
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Time:17:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Polícia Militar da Bahia
Registration: PR-GPM
C/n / msn: 4122
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mucugê, Bahia -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Mucugê
During the final approach for landing, at an indicated airspeed of 50kt and at a height of approximately 100ft, there was a drop of rotation of the main rotor followed by a reduction of the normal operation noise(characteristic of a loss of power) and by the activation of the low RPM warning horn. The pilot commenced an autorotation, and made a run-landing on a dirt road at a distance of 150 m of the spot where he intended to land at first. The landing skids were pulled off the aircraft due to the generated friction with the ground. The coating of the fuselage under the pilots' cabin got broken. The tailboom section got folded in the area near the rear of the cabin on account of the vertical deceleration.


Revision history:

14-Nov-2013 17:09 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added

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