09-Jun-17 VT-NRK AgustaWestland AW119 Badrinath, India (1F)

Helicopter had difficulties on take-off and it appears that a crew member jumped from the aircraft prior to it impacting the ground, but was hit by the rotor blades and died – named as Vikram Lamba.  Helicopter had its skids ripped off and all four main blades ended up much shorter than they should have been.  Photos show the helicopter close to a rocky outcrop and the could possibly have impacted the rock, although unclear either whether that had actually happened, or whether it was cause or effect in the whole scenario.

Pilot Sanjay Wasi and co-pilot Alka Shukla suffered minor injury.

Passengers Naveen Bhai, Leela Ben, Harish Bhai and Ramesh Bhai were not seriously injured.

Date
June 9, 2017
Reg
VT-NRK
Make
AgustaWestland
Model
AW119
MSN
14840
Country
India
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
1
Operator
Krestal-Aviation
Link 1
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/helicopter-engineer-dies-after-the-aircraft-fails-to-take-off-in-badrinath-4697111/
Link 2
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/flight-engineer-dead-as-chopper-crashes-in-badrinath/articleshow/59085336.cms
Link 3
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/engineer-killed-two-pilots-injured-in-chopper-crash-in-badrinath/story-ssWWlIF7fyrQpZBYxJxHBO.html

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