Bird strike Accident Airbus Helicopters H145 HB-ZQJ,
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Date:Wednesday 24 March 2021
Time:22:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus Helicopters H145
Owner/operator:Schweizerische Luft-Ambulanz
Registration: HB-ZQJ
MSN: 20232
Year of manufacture:2018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bretigny-sur-Morrens -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hôpital d’Yverdon-Les-Bains
Destination airport:Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During a night flight for a patient transfer, the helicopter was hit by a large bird that flew through the cockpit on the right side at rudder level.


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11-Feb-2022 10:58 harro Added

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