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Last updated: 27 January 2020
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Date:06-SEP-2016
Time:17:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Secretaría de Seguridad Pública de Michoacán
Registration: XC-LOV
C/n / msn: 8251
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:La Huacana, Michoacán -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Narrative:
The helicopter crashed while backing an operation to arrest leaders of criminal groups.

Cause: Aircraft hitting ground due to loss of control during a sudden deviation/avoidance-type maneuver.
a) Lack of crew courses on familiarization and emergencies
b) Excessive weight for the deviation/avoidance-type maneuver
c) Low height above the ground to perform the deviation/avoidance-type maneuver.
d) High voltage electrical power cables in the trajectory of the aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/09/07/4-killed-in-police-helicopter-crash-in-Mexico/8931473237973/?spt=sec&or=tn
http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2016/09/07/1115381
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/accident-de-lhelicoptere-as350-immatricule-xc-lov-survenu-le-06092016-a-la-huacana-enquete-menee/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2016 11:48 gerard57 Added
07-Sep-2016 11:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2016 13:41 CTYONE Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Source]
07-Sep-2016 23:17 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature]
06-May-2018 18:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
15-Jan-2020 10:09 harro Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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