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03-Dec-18 HB-ZCM Airbus AS350 Arbedo-Castione, Switzerland

After a collision with a high-voltage power line, the pilot made an emergency landing in a nearby meadow  beside the road that connects Castione to Claro

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13-May-17 HB-ZTM Airbus AS350B2 Kandersteg, Switzerland (1F)

During landing phase, helicopter fell on its port side, killing the pilot.  3 of the 5 passengers were slightly injured.  Pilot named in prelim accident report as Schweizer Bürger

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28-Apr-17 HB-XXM Airbus SE3160 Steffisburg, Switzerland

After hearing a loud noise at an altitude of 3500ft, the pilot commenced autorotation and landed in a field without further apparent damage.  Once on the ground, damage was found to a tail rotor control cable

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21-Sep-15 HB-ZGP Airbus SA315B Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland

During an aerial transport, the crew wanted to land near the station of the Bannalp cableway to pick up a container deposited there. During the approach, the helicopter’s tail rotor came in contact with a cable of a small transport cableway. The pilot was able to land the helicopter.

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14-Jul-15 HB-ZIS Airbus AS350B3 Guggigletscher, Switzerland (1F)

Pilot, the only occupant, killed in crash of Air Glaciers helicopter at Guggigletscher nr Lauterbrunnen.   Helicopter came down vertically and the cabin area burnt out.  Tail boom, tail , stabiliser and tail rotors all remain attached.

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29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger

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11-Jun-15 HB-ZOA Guimbal G2 Cabri Gruyère, Switzerland

During autorotation practice,  the main rotor blades contacted the tail boom after the helicopter bounced off the ground in a heavy landing

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26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

Heavy landing on return to base, remained upright but wheels collapsed.  All 4 POB to hospital, although one released soon after.

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11-Feb-15 HB-ZIG Airbus AS350B3 Guttannen, Switzerland

Rotorstrike during landing phase, helicopter ended up on its side.  No serious injuries to 4 POB

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22-Dec-14 HB-ZMQ Robinson R44 Zurich, Switzerland

Shortly after take-off, the helicopter contacted the ground again and fell onto its starboard side.  Private pilot had rented helicopter from Heli-Zuri for a flight to Ticino.  Final confirmation required on reg

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02-Aug-14 HB-YJS Revolution Mini 500 Yverdon, Switzerland

Damanged in uncontrolled landing – registration cancelled the following month suggests that the helicopter will not be rebuilt.

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24-Jan-14 HB-ZHZ Eurocopter SA315B Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Crew injured alighting from helicopter in snowy conditions

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21-Dec-13 HB-ZLN Eurocopter AS350B3e Elm, Switzerland

Tail hit ground on final approach, and helicopter rolled onto its side.  2 of 5 POB seriously injured

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07-Dec-13 HB-ZGM Robinson R44 Belpberg, Switzerland

Helicopter landed in a field with light snow covering.  Main blades badly bent and rotor mast at an angle.  Fuselage, boom and tail appear near normal situation.  The pilot and three passengers were uninjured.

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26-Sep-13 HB-ZIX Eurocopter EC120 Schwyz, Switzerland

Helicopter landed close to building, and two passengers alighted.  On take-off, the main blades hit the building, causing both of the recently alighted passengers and the pilot to be injured.  The pilot’s 12 year old son on board was unharmed.

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13-Jul-13 HB-ZLJ Guimbal Cabri Wichtrach, Switzerland

Emergency autorotation landing in cornfield.  Photo suggests minimal or no damage.

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06-Jul-13 HB-ZDI Robinson R22B Altishofen, Switzerland

Uncontrolled sideways movement on training flight and fell onto its side

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01-Jul-13 HB-ZMO Eurocopter AS350B3e Erstfeld, Switzerland (4F)

Clear skies, pilot experienced in the area (visited 3-4 times a week) but AS350B3e went down with four fatalities.  Post crash fire.  Wide debris field with tailboom 20+m away not touched by the fire (see photo)

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29-Jun-13 HB-XSO Eurocopter AS350B2 Personico, Switzerland (4F)

Main blades clipped rock in low hover, and subsequent crash landing killed all four POB – part named here as  pilot Davide B. (62), its passengers Daniele C. (43), Lauro S. (56) and F. Severino (63)

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08-May-13 HB-ZFO Robinson R44 Glärnischfirn, Switzerland

Very heavy landing on snow at 2,500m (8,200ft) altitude.  Helicopter ended up on its side with the tail boom broken.  Minor injuries to the 73-year old pilot and his wife/passenger

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27-Apr-13 D-HMGD MD Helicopters MD500E Grenchen, Switzerland

Rotorwash from departing EC135 HB-ZJE caused blades on parked MD500E D-HMGD to strike and damage tail boom.  Pilot of EC135 listed as Schweizer Bürger

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27-Apr-13 HB-ZJE Eurocopter EC135P1 Grenchen, Switzerland

Rotorwash from departing EC135 HB-ZJE caused blades on parked MD500E D-HMGD to strike and damage tail boom.  Pilot of EC135 listed as Schweizer Bürger

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20-Dec-12 HB-RXC Bell UH-1H Rüthi, Switzerland

Pilot decided for an emergency landing.  Heavy landing, bounced up into the air and back down on its side. Main rotor mast incl. gear box were separated from fuselage and found 10m from wreckage.  All 4 POB safe, left wreckage by themselves and to hospital.  One minor hand injury.

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18-Sep-12 HB-ZJO Eurocopter AS350B3 Vallemaggia, Switzerland (1F)

Helicopter crashed in mountainous region, killing the sole occupant pilot.  There was a post-crash fire.

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24-May-12 HB-XPQ Agusta-Bell 206B Eggschwand, Switzerland (3F)

Helicopter crashed following a wire strike and caught fire in remote mountainous area.  Three fatalities.

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11-May-12 HB-ZCM Eurocopter AS350B3 Camorino, Switzerland

Crew member suffered serious head injuries when “releasing the transport line” (literal translation).  Investigation ongoing, few details.

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21-Mar-12 HB-ZKK Eurocopter AS350B3 Claridenfirn, Switzerland

Helicopter landing on snow ended up on its starboard side.  2 of 6 POB had minor injuries

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07-Nov-11 HB-ZGI Eurocopter AS350B3 Artez, Switzerland

Main blades clipped rock while filming at low level.  Landed heavily and awkwardly on skids on a road.

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28-Jun-11 HB-ZMD Robinson R44 II Herisau, Switzerland

Landing accident on open grass area and ended up on port side.  29 year old front seat passenger to hospital.  38 year old pilot uninjured, as were the rear passengers – 69 year old man and 26 year old woman.

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19-May-11 HB-ZAM Eurocopter AS350B2 Niederösch, Switzerland

Training flight, crashed from low hover of three metres

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19-Apr-11 HB-XSI Bell B206 Staldenhorn, Switzerland

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30-Mar-11 T-341 Eurocopter AS532UL Maderanertal, Switzerland

Training flight out of Alpnach.  Loadmaster slightly injured, two pilots seriously injured.

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17-Feb-11 HB-ZHI Eurocopter AS350B2 Diablerets glacier, Switzerland

Heliski operation.  All six occupants airlifted to hospital in Sion.

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18-Jan-11 HB-ZKL Robinson R22 Chatel, Switzerland

Pilot Jean Marcel Grillet Aubert seriously injured, Passenger (unnamed) not injured

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11-Nov-10 HB-XYI Schweizer 300 Lanzenhäusern, Switzerland

Helicopter suffered a heavy landing in a field, skids compacted and tail hit the ground. Cabin was untouched.

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25-Aug-10 HB-ZJG Robinson R44 Giirebad, Switzerland

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03-Aug-10 HB-ZES Eurocopter AS350B3 Zollikofen, Switzerland

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16-Jul-10 HB-ZJO Eurocopter AS350B3 Orselina, Switzerland

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05-Jun-10 HB-XND Eurocopter SA315B Monte Rosa Hut, Switzerland

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27-May-10 HB-ZHB Robinson R22 Henau, Switzerland

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28-Feb-10 HB-ZIP AgustaWestland A109AII Berninapass, Switzerland

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24-Nov-09 HB-XWM AgustaWestland A109K2 Wilderswil, Switzerland

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19-Nov-09 HB-XYI Schweizer 269C Unterbärgetal, Switzerland

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1-Jul-09 V-277 Eurocopter SA316 nr Biasca, Switzerland

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9-Apr-09 HB-ZGR Robinson R22 Bern-Belp, Switzerland

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