ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 264490
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Narrative:On short final during a night visual approach to runway 23 (helipad) at Ringsted (EKRS), the helicopter inadvertently entered IMC and impacted a field northeast of the aerodrome.
Eurocopter EC 135P3 (Airbus H135)
|Owner/operator:||Nordic Air Ambulance |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Ringsted (EKRS) -
|Departure airport:||Industrial site, outside Slagelse|
|Destination airport:||Ringsted Airfield (EKRS)|
|Investigating agency: ||HCLJ Denmark|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Adhering to go-around procedures, the helicopter became airborne again and diverted to EKSE without further incident.
The following causal factors led to a CFIT serious incident:
- A less than optimum pre-flight weather briefing.
- An action plan on flying a shallow approach under VFR conditions with low fog and fog patches.
- Difficulties in assessing height and depth while using NVG.
- Loss of situational awareness due to visual illusions.
- NVG whiteout at low altitude.
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|Investigating agency: ||HCLJ Denmark |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
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