08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and two mountain rescue workers.

Weather is a factor – low visibility in fog – and the rescue effort overnight was hampered as a result according to this report.

Date:
8 December, 2020
Reg:
F-HJAF
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
EC135
MSN:
0044
Location:
Bonvillard, Savioe departément (near Albertville)
Country:
France
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
5
Operator:
SAF-Helicopters
Link:
https://actu17.fr/savoie-un-helicoptere-sest-ecrase-avec-six-personnes-a-bord-cinq-morts/
Link:
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/Communiques/Dramatique-accident-d-un-helicoptere-avec-six-personnes-a-bord-a-Bonvillard-en-Savoie
Link:
https://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/savoie-un-helicoptere-s-ecrase-en-montagne-avec-six-personnes-a-bord-08-12-2020-8413217.php

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