25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

Mid-air crash between AS350B2 I-EDIC and a Jodel D140 fixed wing F-PMGV, resulting in seven fatalities between the total of nine on board the two aircraft.  Helicopter pilot was named here as Maurizio Scarpelli, accompanied by mountain guide Frank Henssler and three others, one of whom survived.

In the fixed wing were four people, the French instructor named here as Philippe Michel, who was sitting in the back of the aircraft – with two student pilots in the front – a 51-year-old Belgian and a 59-year-old Frenchman.

The accident scene is shown in this official rescue service photo – altitude reported as 2600m

Date:
25 January, 2019
Reg:
I-EDIC
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
Location:
La Thuile - above the Rutor glacier in Valle d'Aosta
Country:
Italy
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
7
Link:
https://tg24.sky.it/cronaca/2019/01/25/incidente-elicottero-aereo-ghiacciaio-rutor.html

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