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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178864
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Time:11:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Star Work Sky
Registration: I-GBVD
C/n / msn: 3689
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arzana, Sardinia -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ANSV
During fire fighting activities, the helicopter, equipped with bambi bucket, that ,immediately after the first water drop, striking the tail rotor, causing loss of control of the helicopter and consequent accident
area 1 km away, the helicopter in the final phase of the flight, started an abrupt spin and crashed. The pilot was seriously injured and technician


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Aug-2015 14:30 Anon. Added
21-Aug-2015 14:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2015 16:10 CTYONE Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
21-Aug-2015 18:15 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2015 09:14 Alexsabba Updated [Source]
16-Sep-2015 18:42 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 12:08 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Jan-2017 08:53 Aerosafety Updated [Source, Narrative]

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