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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204940
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter EC 135P2+
Owner/operator:DRF Luftrettung
Registration: D-HDRV
MSN: 0808
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Philippsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
Destination airport:Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
A Eurocopter EC 135P2+ helicopter and a Piper PA-28 aircraft both impacted the ground following a mid-air collision near Philippsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Both occupants on board each aircraft suffered fatal injuries.

The helicopter, operated by HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung, was performing a training-flight from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport. The Piper PA-28, belonged to a flight school at Basel, Switzerland and was performing a flight from Basel in the direction of Speyer.

The pilot of the Piper was informed by the tower in Speyer that in the approach area an EC135 carries out a flight training. The visibility was clear and cloudless at the altitude of the collision.

German Television SWR, Landesschau Baden-Württemberg, 24.01.18, 19:44


Photo of D-HDRV courtesy

Dresden (EDDC / DRS)
31 July 2009; (c) Georg Noack

Revision history:

23-Jan-2018 16:14 Geno Added
23-Jan-2018 17:24 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Jan-2018 17:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jan-2018 17:34 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2018 17:35 Copi Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2018 20:13 Floroy Updated [Registration, Source]
23-Jan-2018 20:25 flyflyfly Updated [Time, Cn, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 06:59 jmiles Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 08:39 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
24-Jan-2018 09:26 oldi Updated [Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 09:33 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 12:06 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 19:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
24-Jan-2018 19:30 jmiles Updated [Source, Narrative]

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