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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186877
Last updated: 11 September 2020
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Time:12:23 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Pegasus Helicopter
Registration: LN-OSG
C/n / msn: 7133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Høyland Airstrip, Hå -   Norway
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Sola Airport - Stavanger (SVG)
Destination airport:Ultralight Airstrip at Høyland
Investigating agency: AIBN
The helicopter impacted a field during a proficiency check of a candidate. The flight examiner had briefed the flight. From low altitude, the candidate, by a mistake disconnected the hydraulic power and the helicopter started to rotate. Both occupants were uninjured. There was a brief engine compartment fire, which was put out by people from the ultralight club on site who ran to the impact site (300 m) with hand extinguishers. They managed quickly to put out the fire by the use of 3 fire extinguishers, 2 with powder and 1 with foam, in combination.
The fire service arrived some 10 minutes later, when the fire was long extinguished, and just foamed the ground where there was some fuel spillage.

The investigation has not revealed technical conditions that may have caused loss of control over the helicopter. The helicopter was operated beyond the limitations specified in the helicopter type flight manual. The loss of control occurred in low hover, which gave very small margins to correct the mistake of the candidate. As a result of the accident, a fire occurred. The helicopter's fire safety in accidents of this type is a part of the investigation, and the report has a recommendation to EASA, and a recommendation to AIRBUS / SAFRAN Helicopter Engines on this matter.


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


Revision history:

30-Apr-2016 13:08 whiteshark Added
30-Apr-2016 13:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
30-Apr-2016 18:13 whiteshark Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code]
30-Apr-2016 18:13 CTYONE Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
01-May-2016 07:00 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Narrative]
01-May-2016 07:01 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
03-May-2016 10:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
03-May-2016 10:08 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
03-May-2016 10:08 harro Updated [Narrative]
07-Jun-2016 15:00 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2017 12:57 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Narrative]
11-Sep-2020 18:35 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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