18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

Accident pilot was dropping off 2 heli-ski clients at a 6,000 foot msl mountain ridge line site, requiring him to preform a “toe in” landing. While hovering, but with the toes of the skids resting on the up-sloping field, and the two skiers disembarked, the main rotor blades contacted an area of ​​rocky terrain. The pilot then flew downhill for an emergency landing. The helicopter rolled to the right after touchdown on snow-covered terrain.

Date
February 18, 2019
Reg
N350ST
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
2789
Location
Glacier View
Country
US-Alaska
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Majestic-Heli-Ski
Link 1
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:95:::NO::P95_EVENT_LCL_DATE,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:18-FEB-19,GLACIER%20VIEW,N350ST
Link 2
https://www.bea.aero/les-enquetes/les-evenements-notifies/detail/event/accident-de-lairbus-as350-immatricule-n350st-survenu-le-18022019-a-glennallen-alaska-enquete-m/

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