12-Mar-15 CC-CLD Eurocopter SA315B Rancagua, Chile (1F)

External load operations (carrying food and supplies to a mining camp in Colchagua) at 12,700ft amsl but only 50m above the ground when an engine problem caused pilot to jettison the load and take evasive action, descending to the right intending flying down a gorge. Sadly the pilot, named as Francisco Bismara from Argentina, died in the ensuing crash when it hit the ground shortly after.

Date:
12 March, 2015
Reg:
CC-CLD
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
SA315
MSN:
2553
Location:
Rancagua 34°45'20.1"S 70°20'12.8"W
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Discovery-Air
Link:
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.12.pdf
Link:
http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/03/12/helicoptero-capoto-mientras-realizaba-trabajos-forestales-en-sector-puente-negro-de-san-fernando.shtml
Link:
http://www.biobiochile.cl/2015/03/13/gope-de-carabineros-rescata-cuerpo-de-piloto-argentino-tras-accidente-aereo-en-san-fernando.shtml

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