30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground.  20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out.  It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration.  Pilot named in this report as Gebhard Locher

Two of the seven POB were injured.  The helicopter was also carrying a snowmobile in a cargo net as an underslung load.

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Image credit Altoadige.com

 

Date
December 30, 2020
Reg
I-LGLG
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
8661
Location
San Martino, municipality of Sarentino
Country
Italy
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
https://www.altoadige.it/cronaca/bolzano/sarentino-elicottero-si-schianta-al-suolo-salvi-per-miracolo-in-7-1.2511793#2
Link 2
https://www.lavocedibolzano.it/elicottero-precipita-in-val-sarentino-salvi-in-7-per-miracolo/
Link 3
https://www.ildolomiti.it/cronaca/2020/le-foto-miracolo-in-alto-adige-un-elicottero-si-schianta-a-terra-salve-7-persone-compreso-un-bambino

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