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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168089
Last updated: 25 July 2019
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Date:27-JUL-2014
Time:09:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Helixcom, lsf Eliossola
Registration: I-LUPU
C/n / msn: 3803
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lago Salto, Rieti -   Italy
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Narrative:
During a low flight over the Lake del Salto near Rieti, the helicopter struck a wake-board closed cable tow system which was 3 meters above the water. The pilot lost control of the helicopter because of the impact.


Sources:

http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum/helicopter-fora/news/98-accidents/page3#post2122
RAI television news
http://www.lastampa.it/2014/07/27/italia/cronache/rieti-cade-elicottero-antincendio-due-vittime-un-ferito-grave-zC4XLUeW7j3U4u7nYIoLbL/pagina.html (photos)
http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2014/07/27/foto/si_schianta_elicottero_del_servizio_antincendio_tragedia_in_provincia_di_rieti-92521440/1/#2 (alternative source of photos)
http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2014-07-27/cade-elicottero-reatino-due-vittime-144228.shtml
https://www.ilmessaggero.it/rieti/rieti_elicottero_caduto_varco_sabino_morti_protezione_civile/notizie/819011.shtml

http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2014/2014.semaine.32.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jul-2014 18:23 Robertswan Added
27-Jul-2014 18:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Jul-2014 19:06 Moreno Updated [Narrative]
28-Jul-2014 06:20 HeliNews+ Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2014 06:26 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2014 06:59 HeliNews+ Updated [Location, Nature, Source]
28-Jul-2014 16:02 LAURENCE Updated [Photo, ]
29-Jul-2014 06:22 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
29-Jul-2014 07:21 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2014 18:01 harro Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
12-Aug-2014 19:48 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2014 18:36 Anon. Updated [Nature]
07-Feb-2015 19:02 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 14:27 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 16:47 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Jun-2018 14:59 harro Updated [Time]

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