26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

Helicopter crashed on Knik Glacier, killing five of the six POB.  The helicopter appears to have hit the mountain 10-15 feet below a ridgeline at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The helicopter then rolled 800-900 feet downhill.  Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as:

  • 52-year-old Colorado resident Gregory Harms
  • 56-year-old Czech Republic resident Petr Kellner
  • 50-year-old Czech Republic resident Benjamin Larochaix
  • 38-year-old Girdwood, Alaska resident Sean McManamy
  • 33-year-old Anchorage, Alaska resident  Zachary Russell (pilot)

And the sole survivor as

  • 48-year-old Czech Republic resident David Horvath

 

Photo released by the Alaska State Troopers, courtesy of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

Date:
26 March, 2021
Reg:
N351SH
Make:
Airbus
Model:
AS350B3
MSN:
4598
Location:
Knik Glacier, near Palmer
Country:
US-Alaska
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
5
Operator:
Soloy-Helicopters
Link:
https://dailydispatch.dps.alaska.gov/Home/DisplayIncident?incidentNumber=AK21031918
Link:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/29/us/helicopter-crash-alaska.html

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