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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221119
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:25-JAN-2019
Time:c. 13:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic D140 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jodel D.140E Mousquetaire IV
Owner/operator:Aéro-club de Megève
Registration: F-PMGV
C/n / msn: 463
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rutor Glacier, La Thuile on the border between Val d'Aosta and France -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Megève Airport (MVV/LFHM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Jodel D.140E Mousquetaire IV (F-PMGV) and a Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil helicopter (I-EDIC) experienced a mid-air collision in an area close to the Rutor glacier, at an altitude of about 2700 m.
The first contact occurred between the airplane lower right side and the helicopter main rotor. After the first contact between the two aircraft, the airplane broke up in flight, separating in at least 4 sections: the engine, the wings, the canopy and the tail. After the first contact, the helicopter suffered serious damages to the main rotor blades, which likely prevented the helicopter from maintaining control in flight.
The pilot and 4 out of the 5 passengers on board of the helicopter and 2 out of the 3 pilots on board of the airplane died. The French instructor pilot on board the Jodel and a German skier on board of the helicopter survived the crash.
At the time of the collision the helicopter was on approach to a heliski release area while the ski-equipped Jodel was on approach to a glacier landing area.


Sources:

http://www.ansv.it/cgi-bin/ita/Preliminary%20Report%20I-EDIC%20and%20F-PMGV.pdf
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1077872/alps-plane-crash-rutor-glacier-italy-latest
https://www.thelocal.it/20190125/plane-crash-helicopter-aosta-valley-italy-alps
https://www.corriereadriatico.it/attualita/rutor_incidente_elicottero_aereo-4255645.html
http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail_relazioni.asp?ID=2150
https://www.france24.com/en/20190126-death-toll-italy-helicopter-plane-crash-rises-7
https://aostasera.it/notizie/cronaca/tragedia-sul-rutor-listruttore-dellaereo-e-accusato-di-omicidio-colposo-plurimo-aggravato/
https://www.sudinfo.be/id98550/article/2019-01-27/arnaud-goffin-bien-connu-rixensart-est-decede-dans-un-crash-entre-un-avion-et-un
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http://www.hervegirard.fr/spotting/f_pmgv.htm (photo)
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/SAN-Jodel-D-140E-Mousquetaire-IV/1832763



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2019 17:07 gerard57 Added
25-Jan-2019 17:42 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
25-Jan-2019 17:51 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
25-Jan-2019 19:03 JordyN Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
25-Jan-2019 19:06 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
25-Jan-2019 19:12 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
25-Jan-2019 19:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities]
25-Jan-2019 19:47 Iceman 29 Updated [Other fatalities]
25-Jan-2019 21:07 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2019 01:19 Geno Updated [Time, Phase, Source]
26-Jan-2019 07:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2019 08:23 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Jan-2019 11:03 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2019 11:03 gerard57 Updated [Other fatalities]
26-Jan-2019 16:55 Anon. Updated [Source]
28-Jan-2019 08:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2019 10:51 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2019 10:57 harro Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Narrative]

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