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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221369
Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Date:31-JAN-2019
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic G2CA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Guimbal Cabri G2
Owner/operator:Aix Helicopteres
Registration: F-HRCR
C/n / msn: 1170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pierrevert -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Aix-Les-Milles aerodrome
Destination airport:Pierrevert
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Crashed on a field near the golf course of Lubéron. The pilot was seriously injured.
The pilot, accompanied by a passenger, took off around 11:30 a.m. from Aix-Les-Milles aerodrome (13), bound for a helipad located on a golf course, in Pierrevert (04). After passing south of the helipad, it moved away towards the east and returned. It did not fly over the helipad but made a wide turn to the right in order to land facing northwest. In the final approach, at a height of around 30 m, the helicopter suddenly rotated to the left several times, losing height, then collided with the ground and overturned.

The loss of yaw control resulted from insufficient consideration of the wind by the pilot during the final approach and from a late or unsuitable action to counter it. The choice of the trajectory causing the helicopter to evolve out of ground effect helped to put the helicopter in a difficult to recover position.

Sources:

https://www.laprovence.com/actu/en-direct/5349216/photo-de-brayoune.html
https://www.nicematin.com/faits-divers/un-homme-gravement-blesse-dans-laccident-dun-helicoptere-sur-un-golf-des-alpes-de-haute-provence-295634
http://aixhelico.com/


https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9004886 (photo)

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of F-HRCR courtesy AirHistory.net


Aix - Les Milles (LFMA)
8 September 2018; (c) Gert Jan Mentink

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jan-2019 18:03 yfpilote Added
31-Jan-2019 18:03 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
31-Jan-2019 18:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code]
31-Jan-2019 19:36 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
01-Feb-2019 10:25 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Source]
01-Feb-2019 10:28 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
01-Feb-2019 18:57 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]
29-Feb-2020 07:46 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]
10-Jun-2020 15:58 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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