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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165957
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:01-MAY-2014
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Nor­urflug (North Flight)
Registration: TF-HDW
MSN: 3129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier, South Iceland -   Iceland
Phase: Approach
Nature:SU
Departure airport:FljˇtshlÝ­
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The helicopter pilot was attempting to land on a glacier when he suffered a height/depth perception illusion due to the white surroundings. The helicopter impacted the glacier and rolled over onto its side. The blades are all either broken or bent, the aircraft fuselage is badly dented, and the windows smashed, among other damage. The four occupants escaped injury.

Sources:

http://rnsa.is/media/3712/lokaskyrsla-um-flugslys-tf-hdw-a-eyjafjallajoekli-thann-1-mai-2014.pdf
https://icelandreview.com/news/2014/05/02/helicopter-crash-passengers-miracle-escape
http://rnsa.is/flug/slysa-og-atvikaskyrslur/2014/flugslys-tf-hdw-eurocopter-as350b2-a-eyjafjallajoekli/

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation M-00414 T01 issued 10 August 2017 by RNSA to RNSA


Images:

Photo of TF-HDW courtesy AirHistory.net


ReykjavÝk (BIRK / RKV)
21 October 2008; (c) John Allan

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2014 08:19 ┌tila Added
04-May-2014 08:34 ecspotter Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
04-May-2014 08:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
18-Mar-2015 09:56 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Narrative]
15-Aug-2017 18:04 harro Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2018 21:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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