INAER Accidents

04-Aug-13 EC-KIE Eurocopter AS350B3 Pallares, Spain

Firefighting helicopter.  Ended up on its starboard side with little apparent vertical impact (=roll-over?).  2 POB, 1 with minor injuries, 1 uninjured... Read more

21-Jul-12 I-BLGN Eurocopter EC145 Morbegno, Italy

Air ambulance struck cables on climb-out from road accident scene.   Pilot Augusto Stazzonelli, co-pilot Stefano Turetta, doctor Fabio Martorana, a nurse, an alpine rescue specialist and the patient survived.... Read more

02-Jul-12 EC-KSJ Bell 412 Yátova, Spain (1F)

First of two accidents fighting the same fire in Spain.  Pilot killed.... Read more

02-Jul-12 EC-JUN PZL Sokol Sierra Martes, Spain

Crashed 30 minutes after the Bell 412 firefighting accident.  One report states loss of tail rotor on approach to site at altitude of 20m.  Both occupants (aged 55 and 36) injured... Read more

30-Dec-11 CC-CIX Eurocopter AS350B3 Fundo Colo, Chile

Helicopter destroyed by arson attack at 2.45am when parked.  Helicopter was operated by INAER Chile for CONAF (Chilean national fire service) in support of forest firefightingm,  which is what it is currently actively involved in.  Slogans were left nearby suggesting the perpetrators were campaigning for the freedom of “political prisoners”.... Read more

30-Sep-11 CC-CIS Bell 212 Bienservida, Spain (1F)

Accident between EC-GIC and CC-CIS both 212s involved in re-filling their water tanks during fire-fighting operations.  Pilot Leo Janssen, flying CC-CIS was killed.  Pilot Manuel Fuertes in EC-GIC survived... Read more

30-Sep-11 EC-GIC Bell 212 Bienservida, Spain

Accident between EC-GIC and CC-CIS both 212s involved in re-filling their water tanks during fire-fighting operations.  Pilot Leo Janssen, flying CC-CIS was killed.  Pilot Manuel Fuertes in EC-GIC survived... Read more

07-Jun-11 EC-IMZ Bell 407 Villasana de Mena, Spain (2F)

Helicopter was on electricity line survey when it went down at the crest of the mountain of Puerto Angulo, in a rocky and inaccessible by land vehicle.  Locals reported a fire and the authorities later confirmed two fatalities.  Foggy weather conditions may have contributed... Read more

19-Mar-11 EC-KTA Bell 407 Villel, Spain (6F)

The Interior Ministry says six firefighters have died when their helicopter crashed in a remote region in the northeastern province of Aragon as they flew to try and put out a wildfire.  The statement says a seventh crew member survived the accident and has been flown to hospital in the city of Teruel.  Photos at... Read more

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