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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219553
Last updated: 20 February 2020
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Time:c. 18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta A109S Grand
Owner/operator:Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica (INEM)
Registration: I-EITC
C/n / msn: 22007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Serra da Santa Justa, Valongo, Porto -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LPDA
Destination airport:Macedo de Cavaleiros (LPMC)
After dropping off a patient an Agusta A109 helicopter was returning to his base Macedo de Cavaleiros in the district of Braganca, with a technical stop for refueling at Paredes Baltar LPPB district of Porto, when it crashed after hitting an antenna (216.53 feet tall) of 1223 feet (AGL) in bad weather. The helicopter was missed around 20:55LT and was found around 01:30LT (16-12) in the night.

Two pilots, a nurse and a doctor didn't survive.

Local media report that the helicopter involved was an Agusta A109S Grand, operated by Babcock Portugal for INEM Portugal.


ANPC ___________________________________

Preliminary report




Photo of I-EITC courtesy

Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)
20 June 2007; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

16-Dec-2018 02:13 RobertMB Added
16-Dec-2018 05:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Dec-2018 05:42 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 05:44 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 05:46 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 05:46 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 05:50 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 09:27 harro Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 09:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 12:03 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 13:11 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 14:24 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 15:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2018 23:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
17-Dec-2018 00:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
17-Dec-2018 10:12 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Dec-2018 14:55 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2018 22:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative, Photo]
17-Dec-2018 22:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
19-Dec-2018 20:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo]
19-Dec-2018 20:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
20-Dec-2018 19:26 Anon. Updated [Location]
20-Dec-2018 19:26 harro Updated [Location]
20-Dec-2018 20:50 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
30-Dec-2018 00:09 Geno Updated [Destination airport]
18-Mar-2019 14:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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