12-Oct-13 PT-YSS Eurocopter AS350B2 Cotegipe, Brazil

The aircraft took off on a mission to monitor sources of fire in the region. Thirty minutes into flight, the aircraft was at an altitude of 2 000 ft AGL and at a speed of 100 KIAS, when the warning light indicating iron-dust in the engine illuminated. This was followed by a strong noise, and the engine stalled. During the emergency landing, the aircraft had a tendency to capsize, wich was counteracted by the pilot by means of the collective. As a result of this action, however, the main rotor blades ended up hitting the tail boom, severing the transmission shaft, with severe damage to the helicopter.

Date
October 12, 2013
Reg
PT-YSS
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
2964
Location
Cotegipe
Country
Brazil
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2013/2013.semaine.43.pdf

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