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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173651
Last updated: 12 July 2019
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Date:08-FEB-2015
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AgustaWestland AW119 Koala
Owner/operator:Pellissier Helicopter
Registration: I-AWCD
C/n / msn: 14513
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Valgrisenche -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter, during heliski operations, with avalanche danger level 4 and strong wind, crashed with the passengers onboard, causing an avalanche that hit the skiers landed and involving other skiers. One skier was injured he must remain hospitalized for two weeks and the pilot was injured.
Wreckage sitting unrepaired and now, from civil rotorcraft registration database, I-AWCD has been declared "written off" (W/O).

Sources:

http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/08/edizioni/aosta/cade-elicottero-in-valgrisenche-ferito-il-pilota-4Zl3qnNBzA8k475CZLL8YP/pagina.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
http://www.aostaoggi.it/attualita/3246-incidente-elicottero-legambiente-eliski-sport-pericoloso.html
http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/Cade-elicottero-in-Valle-Aosta-il-pilota-grave-e93db8e4-85f6-4368-b3ea-a7c6ba09d2d0.html
http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/italia/2015/02/08/ARzJx3SD-caduto_valle_elicottero.shtml
http://www.helipress.it/schede-815-incidenti_elicotteri_aw119_koala_precipita_in_valle_d_aosta


Images:

Photo of I-AWCD courtesy AirHistory.net


Bonne / Via Frazione Bonne Parking [ Off-Airport ]
8 March 2014; (c) Joop de Groot

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2015 15:38 Lakota Added
08-Feb-2015 15:42 Lakota Updated [Location]
08-Feb-2015 18:52 Lakota Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2015 18:53 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
09-Feb-2015 04:55 Lakota Updated [Narrative]
09-Feb-2015 11:12 Lakota Updated [Source]
09-Feb-2015 17:33 Lakota Updated [Narrative]
10-Feb-2015 08:15 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
18-Apr-2015 09:29 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 19:26 Events observer Updated [Narrative]
06-Aug-2015 06:51 Events observer Updated [Narrative]
20-Jan-2016 17:31 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2016 14:58 Anon. Updated [Location]

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