Accident Bell 429 GlobalRanger OE-XCE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269731
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Date:Sunday 21 November 2021
Time:16:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Registration: OE-XCE
MSN: 57319
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wiener Neustadt (LOAN) -   Austria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bolzano Airport (BZO/LIPB)
Destination airport:Wiener Neustadt/Ost Airport (LOAN)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter crashed and caught fire during an attempted landing at Wiener Neustadt/Ost Airport, Austria. The flight originated in Italy and a passenger had been dropped off earlier at a different airfield in Austria before the pilot planned to continue back to the aircraft's base, whilst holding the option of returning to the intermediate airfield. The pilot suffered fatal injuries. The crash occurred at night with fog forming on the airfield.

Probable causes
• Continuation of a visual flight under instrument meteorological conditions
• Spatial disorientation

Probable factors
• Non-compliance with visibility and distance from cloud minima according to SERA and LVR
• Non-compliance with approach procedure
• Little experience regarding night landings
• Lack of or no experience in instrument flight

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

21-Nov-2021 17:45 harro Added
21-Nov-2021 17:52 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
22-Nov-2021 17:18 joelbeniciocaetano Updated [Source]
22-Nov-2021 17:43 joelbeniciocaetano Updated [Source]
23-Nov-2021 11:33 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
13-Jun-2023 06:09 harro Updated [[Source]]

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