12-Mar-15 CC-CLD Eurocopter SA315B Rancagua, Chile (1F)

External load operations (carrying food and supplies to a mining camp in Colchagua) at 12,700ft amsl but only 50m above the ground when an engine problem caused pilot to jettison the load and take evasive action, descending to the right intending flying down a gorge. Sadly the pilot, named as Francisco Bismara from Argentina, died in the ensuing crash when it hit the ground shortly after.

Date
March 12, 2015
Reg
CC-CLD
Make
Eurocopter
Model
SA315
MSN
2553
Location
Rancagua 34°45'20.1"S 70°20'12.8"W
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
1
Operator
Discovery-Air
Link 1
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.12.pdf
Link 2
http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/03/12/helicoptero-capoto-mientras-realizaba-trabajos-forestales-en-sector-puente-negro-de-san-fernando.shtml
Link 3
http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/03/13/gope-de-carabineros-rescata-cuerpo-de-piloto-argentino-tras-accidente-aereo-en-san-fernando.shtml

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