Accident MBB Bo 105CBS HB-XGM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153309
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Date:Saturday 27 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic B105 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:Rega - Swiss Air Ambulance
Registration: HB-XGM
MSN: S-324
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Bern-Bümpliz -   Switzerland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During a skyscraper evacuation exercise with the vertical net the net's fastening rope breaks. 2 passengers and
1 Rega rescuer fallen to his death, 2 were injured.

The accident was caused by the carrier strap not being properly attached to the helicopter.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Flight International 20 Januar 1979
Hamburger Abendblatt 29 May 1978, p22

Revision history:

15-Feb-2013 13:48 TB Added
29-Jan-2016 18:38 TB Updated [Source]
31-Mar-2022 17:05 PolandMoment Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2024 10:55 jsm Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2024 10:58 ASN Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Accident report]

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