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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69272
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:09-OCT-2009
Time:05:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350 B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:SAF Hélicoptères
Registration: F-GKRL
C/n / msn: 3473
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Commune de Domjulien, Vosges department, Lorraine -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Épinal-Dogneville Airport (LFSE)
Destination airport:Vitry-le-François (LFSK)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Written off 9.10.2009 when crashed at Commune de Domjulien, Vosges department, Lorraine. Continued visual flight in instrument conditions. Crashed in a wooded area. The pilot was also under influence of a self-medication overdose of a psychoactive substance. According to a rough translation of the official BEA accident report:

"On 9 October 2009, the pilot took off around 5:28am from the airfield at Epinal-Dogneville (LFSE) towards the aerodrome of Vitry le François (LFSK). The reason from the flight was to collect a technician, to conduct surveillance of the pipeline around Saint-Dizier.

Twelve minutes after takeoff, the helicopter struck at first a row of trees, flying over a house and collided with a second row of trees"

Registration F-GKRL belatedly cancelled 21.2.2012 (two and a half years later) as "withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2009/f-rl091009/pdf/f-rl091009.pdf
2. http://www.ledauphine.com/crash-d-un-helicoptere-dans-les-vosges-le-pilote-haut-savoyard-est-decede-@/index.jspz?article=204741
3. http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2009/f-rl091009/pdf/f-rl091009.pdf
4. https://flickr.com/photos/marmottux/2888732566/
5. http://www.alouettelama.com/photos/000897.pdf
6. http://www.airbushelicopters.com/site/docs_wsw/RUB_36/Potential_28_01_2014.pdf
7. http://helimat.free.fr/5_OB_F-GKRL.htm

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

AS 350B3 F-GKRL at Annecy-Meythet (NCY/LFLP) France, in May 2003

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Oct-2009 11:26 harro Added
20-Oct-2009 12:45 RobertMB Updated
24-Jan-2010 06:41 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
14-Feb-2011 15:01 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 02:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 02:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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