02-Mar-11 Eurocopter AS532 Salses-le-Château, France (1F)

Shortly after take off from the military base of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, a door of the aircraft opened.  One occupant tried to secure it, but appears to have dragged out by suction, falling  into the waters of a pond.  A second crew member went to assist and was also sucked out.  One later died in the hospital of Perpignan

Date:
2 March, 2011
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS332
Location:
Salses-le-Château
Country:
France
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
French-Air-Force
Link:
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http://www.lindependant.com/articles/2011-03-03/accident-d-helicoptere-un-des-agents-secrets-decede-344033.php

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