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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70212
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Helitrans AS
Registration: LN-OML
C/n / msn: 4494
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brannsletta, Nesseby, Finnmark, Norway -   Norway
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Brannsletta
Destination airport:Brannsletta
The commander was transporting a part of an excavator hanging in a longline underneath the helicopter. When he was about to put the load down on the unloading site, he experienced control problems. The helicopter began to shake and he noticed the warning light indicating that the hydraulic system had lost pressure. He dropped the load and partly regained control of the helicopter, but could not prevent it from hitting the ground and rolling over. There was an intense fire and substantial parts of the helicopter were consumed by fire. The commander rapidly exited the wreckage and was only lightly injured.


Revision history:

28-Nov-2009 23:28 Vle Added
16-Dec-2009 02:51 Asyl Updated
29-Jan-2010 00:09 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
19-Jun-2013 08:20 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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