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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196282
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Time:c. 09:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD 500E (369E)
Registration: SX-HBB
MSN: 0427E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schinias, eastern Attica -   Greece
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIASB
The helicopter was spraying pesticides, then clipped a power lines.
Two occupants died, the pilot (An Air Force retired pilot (55)), and the security guard of the natural area (who was filming live), a third occupant was seriously injured.

Possible Causes:
Violation of Visual Flight Regulations (VFR) and especially the violation of the minimum height by obstacles.
Contributing Factors:
The incomplete flight safety culture.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

23-Jun-2017 10:18 gerard57 Added
23-Jun-2017 10:25 harro Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
23-Jun-2017 11:13 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jun-2017 11:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jun-2017 15:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jun-2017 16:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]
23-Jun-2017 16:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jun-2017 17:00 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
22-Nov-2018 18:45 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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