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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172761
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:06-JAN-2015
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Heliwest
Registration: I-LASW
C/n / msn: 7121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pertica Bassa -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A safety investigation was initiated by the Italian ANSV into the incident involving helicopter AS350B3 I-LASW, at Pertica Bassa (Brescia).
After fire fighting activities, the pilot performe a pitch down-nose down and the homebuilt "bambi" bucket's cable contacted the tail rotor of the helicopter. The pilot maintained control of the helicopter and landed on a lawn.
Damage to the structure of the tail of the helicopter; the pilot was unhurt.

Sources:

http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail.asp?ID=1902
https://www.giornaledibrescia.it/valsabbia/elicottero-antincendio-precipita-per-mille-metri-1.1950921
https://brescia.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/15_gennaio_06/precipita-elicottero-mentre-spegne-incendio-illeso-6b64d3c8-95d1-11e4-9391-39bd267bd3d5.shtml
Photo: http://img1.jetphotos.net:8080/img/4/6/8/5/35068_1357219586.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2015 18:45 Black Typhoon Added
07-Jan-2015 18:49 harro Updated [Narrative]
10-Jan-2015 14:47 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
24-May-2015 17:45 Lakota Updated [Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 16:24 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]

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