15-Aug-15 SE-JJM Airbus H120 Reisadalen, Norway

Ferry flight at approximately 2-300 ft (AGL). Turbulence experienced. Due to an observation on ground, pilot initiated a 360 degree turn with 15 degree bank to the right. Airspeed varied between 80 to 45 kt during the turn due to wind conditions. In the last part of the turn, the pilot experienced a loss of lift, pushed the cyclic forward and increased collective to 117 % torque, but helicopter continued downwards and hit the ground vertically. The helicopter was exposed to the heavy landing and the landing gear was deformed. In addition the attachment structure for the tail skid was damaged. The nose hit a stone and the right hand windshield cracked

Date
August 15, 2015
Reg
SE-JJM
Make
Eurocopter
Model
EC120
MSN
1388
Location
Reisadalen, near Tromso
Country
Norway
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.34.pdf
Link 2
http://www.nrk.no/troms/helikopter-lokalisert-i-reisadalen-_-pilot-lettere-skadd-1.12501196
Link 3
http://www.nordlys.no/helikopter-har-sendt-ut-nodvarsel-i-reisadalen-i-troms/s/5-34-223202

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