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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178864
Last updated: 9 September 2019
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Date:21-AUG-2015
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)
Category:Accident
Location:Arzana, Sardinia -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Narrative:
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

Sources:

http://www.unionesarda.it/articolo/cronaca/2015/08/21/arzana_elicottero_della_forestale_cade_mentre_spegne_un_rogo_feri-68-431244.html
http://www.ansa.it/sardegna/notizie/2015/08/21/cade-elicottero-antincendi-due-feriti_7a7be19f-ba81-4341-8106-489930c79eb8.html
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.36.pdf
http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail_relazioni.asp?ID=1955

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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