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27-Jul-14 I-LUPU Eurocopter AS350B3 Varco Sabino, Italy (2F)

Firefighting reconnaissance flight from Fassinoro.  Helicopter encountered difficulties and emergency landing procedure made – but hit a low level cable  shortly prior to intended landing point.  One killed in crash, second died during recovery operation.  Third and last occupant flown to hospital.


05-Jun-13 I-LUPU Eurocopter AS350B3 Limavady, Italy

During cruise at 120 kts, pilot experienced a tail rotor failure and performed a forced landing on a field