14-Sep-11 F-HFBI Eurocopter AS350B3 Vallorcine, France (4F)

Tail rotor struck a cable while on a reconaissance flight.  Two occupants thrown clear of the helicopter and two trapped inside.  Piloting the helicopter was Jacques Fouque, an experienced pilot and mountain guide, the engineering director of the Emosson dam Regis Desmus, Jean-Marc Mermillod, from IG3M a company specialising in lifts and cable work and Sebastien Brun, the helicopter mechanic and son of CMBH director Pascal Brun.

Date:
14 September, 2011
Reg:
F-HFBI
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
4824
Location:
Vallorcine (Haute-Savoie), near the French-Swiss border
Country:
France
Fatalities:
4
Operator:
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc-Helicopters
Link:
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tdg.ch%2Factu%2Fmonde%2Fcrash-helicoptere-fait-4-morts-vallorcine-haute-savoie-2011-09-14
Link:
http://www.mydestination.com/chamonix/news/7191/helicopter-crash-in-the-chamonix-valley-kills-four

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