21-Aug-15 I-GBVD Airbus AS350B3 Arzana, Italy

During fire fighting activities, the helicopter, equipped with bambi bucket, immediately after the first water drop experienced control problems. Trying an emergency landing in a nearby area 1 km away, the helicopter in the final phase of the flight, started an abrupt spin and crashed.  Helicopter was on contract to Forest Service of Sardinia.

Only minor injuries to pilot Thomas Miola and engineer Cristian Ligas

Date:
21 August, 2015
Reg:
I-GBVD
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
3689
Location:
Arzana, Sardinia
Country:
Italy
Operator:
Star-Work-Sky
Link:
http://lanuovasardegna.gelocal.it/nuoro/cronaca/2015/08/21/news/elicottero-si-schianta-durante-lo-spegnimento-di-un-incendio-feriti-i-due-piloti-1.11965014
Link:
http://www.unionesarda.it/articolo/cronaca/2015/08/21/arzana_elicottero_della_forestale_cade_mentre_spegne_un_rogo_feri-68-431244.html
Link:
http://www.sardegnalive.net/it/news/elicottero-precipitato-ad-arzana-i-nomi-dei-del-personale-a-bordo-

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