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