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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67965
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:18-AUG-2009
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B3
Owner/operator:Ecocopters Chile
Registration: CC-CZE
C/n / msn: 4040
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rio Blanco, Los Andes -   Chile
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Rio Blanco, Los Andes, Valpariso
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A few seconds after the takeoff, after power loss due to intake ice ingestion, the pilot tried to land but the helicopter crashed The helicopter was in a rescue mission on the Andes Mountain of a worker missing in an avalanche.

Sources:

1. http://tiendamovistar.terra.com/sc/cl/clmovistarfp/?stdb=nourl=Helicoptero_capoto_en_Los_Andes:_dos_heridos
2. http://helihub.com/2009/08/18/18-aug-09-cc-cze-eurocopter-as350-rio-blanco-los-ande-chile/
3. http://tiendamovistar.terra.com/sc/cl/clmovistarfp/?stdb=nourl=Helicoptero_capoto_en_Los_Andes:_dos_heridos
4. http://www.airbushelicopters.com/site/docs_wsw/RUB_36/Potential_28_01_2014.pdf
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20130819034316/http://www.dgac.gob.cl:80/portalweb/dgac/accidentes_incidentes/investigacion_accidentes/informes2009
6. http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2012/a12p0008/a12p0008.asp see para 1.16.15


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Aug-2009 03:52 montgomeryspringshot Added
20-Aug-2009 04:29 RobertMB Updated
20-Aug-2009 09:15 avtat Updated
26-Jul-2014 00:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
20-Aug-2017 19:36 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jan-2019 14:55 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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